Spark Survey Findings

Launching the Spark Guru service, The Spark Group conducted a survey amongst students of class 8, 9 and 10. The purpose behind this survey was to understand their interests – and how Spark could improve the quality of education at schools.

We came up with some interesting findings:

  1. Almost all the students (96.7%) feel that they could do better if they get a good Mathematics teacher.
  2. 43.47% students consider Mathematics as their favorite subject.
  3. Only 13.07% students don’t find Mathematics interesting.
  4. A very large section of students (76.8%) like Geometry.
  5. 40.5% students hate languages (Hindi/Telugu) being taught as subjects.

One thing which is pretty clear from the above data is that in the historic land of “Aryabhatta” and “Bhaskaracharya” the passion for Mathematics hasn’t gone down a single bit. So we can expect many more great Mathematicians coming our way.

The keen interest in Geometry suggests that students learn things faster if they are able to visualize them. This can be a lesson for the teachers while teaching other topics as well. The survey reveals that students do not like studying languages such as Hindi and Telugu.

One of the most alarming findings of the survey is the discontent of the students with the standard of teaching. This is where Spark endeavors to bring quality education back to where it belongs – in the classroom.

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5 Comments

  1. ravi said,

    July 15, 2007 at 9:38 am

    in that world 90%of working in the mathematics &its also make the creative mind like that they think so its the best compulsory to the plane of the teach the maths

  2. ram said,

    July 15, 2007 at 9:43 am

    that now every student want to a dependent therefor finance and the matms both are the very creative ideas

  3. Idlemuse said,

    September 5, 2007 at 8:40 pm

    I am curious about the survey – it does not match my own experiences in India. I know that a majority of the kids in my class did not like math one bit but spent hours over it because their parents wanted them to excel at it. Being good at math has huge social cachet in schools in India so I wonder if the survey results are slanted by that. I guess I mean how many of the kids really liked math for the sake of math itself. Or does that even matter?

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    April 25, 2008 at 6:40 pm

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    February 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

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