K. Subramaniam

My main work for the last decade and a half has been research and development on improving the learning and teaching of school mathematics. I have studied, along with my colleagues, how children can be helped to make the transition from arithmetic to algebra, how they can be supported in learning fractions and multiplicative reasoning, and how out-of-school mathematical knowledge can be related to school learning. I have also worked on developing models for in-service teacher professional development. I have authored text-cum-workbooks and teacher books on mathematics for students of Class 3. I have contributed to formulating education policy through my participation in the focus group on the teaching of mathematics, the syllabus committees for NCF-2005, the curriculum and textbook committees for the state of Maharashtra (since 2011). I am a member of the National Council of Teacher Education (2013-present). I have a B.Tech in Aeronautical engineering and an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy. My Ph.D. dissertation was on aspects of the philosophy of history, with a focus on the Continental Philosopher Heidegger. Before joining HBCSE, I taught mechanical engineering at the college level. Publications

  • Subramaniam, K (2006). Sarvaansaathi Ganit, Sikhshak Hastpustika. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Class 3. bibtex
  • Subramaniam, K (2005). Maths for every child: Teachers’ book to accomapany text-cum-workbook. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Class 3. bibtex
  • Subramaniam, K (2001). Maths for every child: Text-cum-workbook. Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Class 3. bibtex
Book Chapters
  • Subramaniam, K (2013). Research on the learning of fractions and multiplicative reasoning: A review. In S Chunawala (Ed.), The epiSTEME- 4 reviews: Research Trends in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education. Macmillan. bibtex
  • Kumar, R. S, Dewan, H, & Subramaniam, K (2012). The preparation and professional development of mathematics teachers. In R Ramanujam, & K Subramaniam (Eds.), Mathematics Education in India: Status and Outlook (pp. 151-182). Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education. bibtex
  • Subramaniam, K, & Banerjee, R (2011). The arithmetic-algebra connection: A historical-pedagogical perspective. In J Cai, & E Knuth (Eds.), Early Algebraization: A Global Dialogue from Multiple Perspectives,Springer (pp. 87-107). Springer. bibtex
  • Subramaniam, K (2000). Geometrical examples from real life. In A. G Bhalwankar, K Modi, & S Rawool (Eds.), Pathways in Mathematics Education: Colloquim in Mathematics, World Mathematics Year 2000. SNDT University. bibtex
  • Kumar, R. S, Subramaniam, K, & Naik, S (). Professional development of In-service mathematics teachers in India. In B Sriraman, J Cai, K. H Lee, F Lianghuo, Y Shimizu, L. C Sam, & K Subramaniam (Eds.), Abstracts of the First Sourcebook on Asian Research in Mathematics Education: China, Korea, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia and India (pp. 207-211). Information Age Publishing, Inc. bibtex
Refereed Articles
Refereed Conference Papers
Refereed Workshop Papers
Other Publications
  • Saibaba, L, Subramaniam, K, & Bandyopadhyay, A (2005). Mathwiki: A Resource for Problem Solving. bibtex
  • Subramaniam, K, & Sahoo, P. K (1999). Threads in time: Historical connection to school mathematics. bibtex
  • Subramaniam, K, Vasudeva, M. V, & Fernando, A. V. L (1999). Exploring mathematics: Dissections and graphs. bibtex
  • Bhatt, K. M, & Subramaniam, K (1997). Geometry through collage: Boosting performance in school geometry. bibtex
  • Subramaniam, K, & Bhatt, K. M (1997). Activities for school mathematics laboratory. bibtex
  • Subramaniam, K, Pradhan, H. C, & Sule, R (1996). Evaluation of Gammat Jatra (educational fun fair). bibtex