Cutting a square into equal parts

Nair, Vinay (2019) Cutting a square into equal parts. At Right Angles. pp. 32-37. ISSN 2582-1873

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The article talks about a simple activity which can be performed with students of primary, middle and high school. The shape that is used to discuss here is a square and hence it is expected that students know the basic properties of a square. The article also talks about using lines. Even if students don't have a Euclidean notion of definition of a line, that idea can be instilled as the teacher executes this activity. Similarly, students might have a notion of the words equal, area, congruence, similar, etc., and this activity is very useful in clarifying the subtle difference between terminologies as well as the rigour of mathematical language.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Nair, Vinay
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Square, Symmetry, Equality, Congruency, Area, Generalisation
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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