Intelligence, fun and amusement

“A cat breaks two legs if it jumps from two feet. How many does it break by jumping from
two-and-half feet?” I asked a boy, who replied, “Two-and-half legs”. He is an
institution that taught him rapid mathematics five hours a day. He is really good in
multiplications and is able to multiply a four digit number with another three-digit
the number within a minute. Without understanding what the boy is lacking, the proud
parents claim that he is brilliant in maths.

Instead of blaming the child for securing low ranks, parents should try to trace out his
phobias and fields of deficiency. The concept of ‘education with entertainment’ includes
identifying the limitations of a child through fun, cheerfulness, and amusement.
“Our child is intelligent and used to get good marks earlier. But we don’t know what’s
happening now” many parents complain. A child cannot be said to be intelligent, just
because he scores good ranks. Up to school level, students can get good ranks, if they are
simply industrious.

‘Wisdom’ includes both memory and intelligence. When a student solves a mathematical
equation faster than others, it is his intelligence. When a student is good in history he is
said to be industrious.

Whenever you are bored or feel sleepy, engage in mathematics. “Mathematics is the poetry
of logical ideas,” said Newton. Developing interest in mathematics is one of the best virtues
in the elementary stage of education. Studying math is different from studying other
subjects, as ‘study’ is of two types, Active and Passive. Mathematics requires active study.

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