Ramanujan and pythagoras!

, CoMac (2012) Ramanujan and pythagoras! At Right Angles, 1 (2). pp. 41-42.

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An interesting extract from Ramanujan’s notebooks which makes for a great classroom exercise in geometry, with a dash of algebra thrown in. An enterprising teacher could do this proof in stages — starting from showing students the figure and asking them to prove the theorem; if they can’t, providing them with enough scaffolding to help them complete the proof

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: , CoMac
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Ramanujan, Theorem, Scaffolding, Algebra
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1588
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