Proper teaching can help overcome fear of Maths: Vineet

New Delhi: Proper teaching of mathematics from initial years can help a student overcome his fear of the subject, CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi today said.

"Fear comes late…if the subject is properly handled from initial years it helps students overcome the fear," he said on the sidelines of a conference on `Enabling Mathematics Learning Through Technology`.

Joshi felt that "lack of knowledge of teachers at times and sometimes lack of sensitivity" are some other factors that add to the maths phobia among students.

Harping on the role of modern technology and IT as a learning tool for mathematics, he said technology is also of great help for special children in learning the subject. He said teachers and principals should encourage more and more girls to become mathematicians.