ThinkTac delivers hands-on, experiential programmes designed to enable children to explore concepts in a fun and engaging way. Apart from ensuring deep conceptual understanding, the programmes are designed to improve competencies like problem solving, critical and creative thinking, science and maths literacy.
The programmes consist of a series of TACtivities (Tactile Activities). TACtivities, addressing specific concepts are designed using simple, generally repurposed material. Each child makes 5-14 working models and experiments in an academic year. The child continues the exploration by making observations and building variations that are leveraged to achieve deep conceptual understanding. Our guided tracks that included assessment for learning, engages and develops 21st Century Skills. Each activity takes 1 – 2 hours to explore and an additional 2 – 3 hours for developing 21st Century Skills.
ThinkTac offers programmes both at school and at home, face-to-face and online, for teachers and children. We have developed over 500 TACtivities that cover over 80% of I-X Science and Maths curriculum of various Boards. The programme is supported by comprehensive content that includes printed guides, worksheets, making videos, digital manipulatives and concept specific resources. ThinkTac offers extensive support for the implementation by school teachers including training, lesson plans and associated content like ice breakers and connecting the dots.
The programme has been delivered to over 100,000 children and 20,000+ teachers have been trained on the TACLearn Pedagogy. Some of India’s premier schools including Doon School (Dehradun), The Heritage Xperiential School (Delhi), The KFI Valley School (Bangalore), Inventure Academy (Bangalore), Mallya Aditi (Bangalore), Shiv Nadar (Delhi) and JBCN International (Mumbai) have used ThinkTac programmes.
CBSE has approved our IX and X alternative Science lab programme and the same is linked to the NCERT textbook on Diksha, the National Education Portal. ThinkTac has been recognised by the Government of Karnataka amongst the top 100 innovative start-up companies in Karnataka, as part of the Elevate 100 programme. We work closely with several partners, including the RRI Trust (founded by Sir C. V. Raman), on various outreach initiatives like the Raman Young Science Innovator Award that has seen over 20,000 participants registering for the 2020 edition.