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## Math Puzzle: Help the puppy reach its food

Fido, the dog is tied to tree with a ten foot length of rope. He wants to get to his doggie bowl, which is fifteen feet away. So Fido trots over and starts eating. There are no tricks–the rope didn’t break and the tree didn’t bend. Nothing of that sort. So how did Fido do…

## Delaying Gratification

The marshmallow experiment is a famous test of this concept conducted by Walter Mischel at Stanford University and discussed by Daniel Goleman in his popular work. In the 1960s, a group of four-year olds were given a marshmallow and promised another, only if they could wait 20 minutes before eating the first one. Some…

## Comparison of Delhi Math Club with Abacus, Kumon, Vedic Math

How to compare Abacus, Kumon, Vedic Math? Abacus is a great way to do basic arithmetic ,i.e; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It’s quite amusing to watch children do quick calculations using abacus. And if you wish to see your child outperforming others at some stage, at competitions…then, bingo, Abacus could be for you! However,…

## Math Puzzle 1: (suitable for 8 to 99 yrs old)

An intellignt trader travels from 1 place to another carrying 3 sacks of 30 coconuts each. No sack can hold more than 30 coconuts. On the way he passes through 30 check points and at each check point he has to give 1 coconut for each sack. How many coconuts will the trader be left…

## Practice Math

Math is all about practice…isn’t it? Well, yes and no. Practice in math does help. Yes, but one can over-compensate the lack in understanding through practice. So in school tests/ exams the scores of a ‘high practice, low real understanding’ student can be pretty impressive.It becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy! We look at the score and…

## What is Delhi Math Club about?

Delhi Math Club is a platform to facilitate a meaningful and enjoyable engagement with Mathematics When children grow in their understanding of ideas, after refinement through activities, appropriate contextual discussions, arguments and the right, incisive questions; they soar in confidence. They become leaders in pursuit of learning and discovery rather than settle down into being…

## Preparing for CAT, GMAT exams

What about exams like CAT, GMAT? Are they not all about speed and accuracy ? Syllabus-wise, these exams seem to require school Math upto just class 8-9 (except a very few topics like permutation, combination from class 11). So many people assume that then it must be all about speed and accuracy! Their perception is…

## Careless mistakes in Math exam

My child does things well at home…but gets confused in the math exam…and makes careless mistakes.I keep reminding him to be more alert. I mean, with Math, carelessness comes with a huge price! As a parent you often wish that the hard work your child puts in brought joy instead of frustration and results that…

## Math Puzzle: Age 6 to 99 yrs old

These puzzles are given to aid the parent in understanding the reasoning the child is following. The answer is not as important as the logic. It will help, if the parent is able to focus on the same and help the child with the reasoning. If you feel you need help, drop us a mail,…