Introducing robocompass : a nifty tool for geometrical construction

M., Srinivasan (2020) Introducing robocompass : a nifty tool for geometrical construction. At Right Angles (6). pp. 63-66. ISSN 2582-1873

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How Geometrical Constructions are taught in Schools Euclid’s Elements – one of the most influential mathematical textbooks ever to have been written – is primarily a compendium of geometrical constructions created using straightedge and compass. But are we sure that these two geometrical tools which lie at the heart of such foundational ideas are being used effectively in the classrooms? The current practice is actually to use large wooden geometrical instruments in the classrooms, as the size of the real physical compass (in the ‘geometry box’) is not large enough to use conveniently as a demonstration tool.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: M., Srinivasan
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Geometry, Construction, Space, Tools, Software
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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