How the square root algorithm works

Chand, Amit (2021) How the square root algorithm works. At Right Angles (9). pp. 29-35. ISSN 2582-1873

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One of the algorithms taught at the elementary level is deriving the square root of a number using the long division method. Like many algorithms taught in high school, the focus is on the ‘how’ of performing the steps rather than the ‘why’ these steps produce the square root. This article focuses on developing a conceptual understanding of the Square Root Algorithm.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Chand, Amit
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Algorithm, Square root, Reasoning, Visualization, Understanding
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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