• In concentric approach, knowledge is widened
slowly and steadily.(like concentric circles)
•Thus a subject matter is taken and spread over
number of year.
• In introductory years, elementary
knowledge is given.
5. • Then in next year little higher level knowledge
is added and this is done in all subsequent
•Thus a steady programme is maintained
to impart knowledge to student.
6. • A Unit is taken.
• Then the topic is broken into numbers of sub-
•These sub topics/units are allotted in various classes,
according to the difficulty level.
7. •Full fledged knowledge is provided at higher levels.
•At every stage, revision is done.
•Portion is neither too long nor too short.
• Elementary knowledge is given in introductory years.
1) It is a psychological approach of teaching Math.
2) Teacher can get adequate time to cover the portion.
Also they can go according to receptivity of learner.
3) Topic is continued for number of years, impression lasts
forever in minds of learners.
4) As revision is done, every year, child retains the
11. 5) Since only small portion of topic is taken, interest
of student is maintained. Teaching does not
6)Teacher can make use of different techniques, to
introduce and deliver the content.
7) If same teacher takes topic continuously every
year, he/she knows weak points of students and thus
can bring necessary modifications in topics, to make
base of the content strong in students.
1) If topic is too large, every year, studying the
same topic and seeing same chapter in textbook
makes students loose their interest .
2)If topic is too small it will not create any
permanent impression on mind of learners.
3)If topic is not divided properly, into its sub
units, it may prove harmful.
Concentric approach is really a very
good approach to be adopted. Teachers
have to be careful so that portion is
neither too long nor too short. In every
consecutive year positive points can be
added, if same teacher, teaches the
particular content every year, Thus
teacher can start with full interest and
vigor every year and will bring all possible