Nair, Vinay
(2019)
Cutting a square into equal parts.
At Right Angles.
pp. 3237.
ISSN 25821873
Abstract
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.
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