Errors in Class X maths book are typographical: Committee chief

Last Updated 17 June 2014, 19:07 IST

Schools to get corrigendum soon; next year’s edition to be error-free.

Admitting that there were errors in the new class 10 mathematics textbook of the State syllabus, committee members said on Tuesday that the errors were largely “typographical” and not conceptual. 

Dr Vijaya Kumari G, chairperson of the Maths Textbook Framing Committee, told Deccan Herald that there were errors in the book that needed rectification. 

Inadequate logistics

“Since this is a new textbook, there are likely to be errors. Taking into consideration the logistics, these are certain to be there. We will do our best to rectify them,” she said. Deccan Herald had published an article on June 15 on the errors in the textbook.Kumari said that they had taken note of the list of errors and would soon be issuing a corrigendum. 

“We have gone through the textbook again. By the end of this month, we will issue a corrigendum to schools. Mistakes will be rectified in the books to be distributed next year,” she said. 

Trial circulation

She said that the textbook had been circulated for the trial-and-error method to 300 teachers in Bangalore, Mysore and Belgaum.

 The teachers also attended a four-day workshop, the chairperson said. 

Noting that the textbooks were bulky as concepts were explained in detail, she said, “We have included a lot of illustrations this time. Hence, they are bulky.”
 “These textbooks are based on constructivism and aim at giving more practical knowledge.” 

When the chairperson was questioned as to why the mistakes were not identified during proof-reading, she said, “Sometimes, there is oversight.”

The committee also has Y B Venkatesh, V Ravikumar, Narasappa, Prasanna Murthy, M N Deepa Rao and others.

(Published 17 June 2014, 19:07 IST)

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