On some geometric constructions in the sulvasutras from a pedagogical perspective – I

Dani, S. G. and Limaye, M. (2021) On some geometric constructions in the sulvasutras from a pedagogical perspective – I. At Right Angles (9). pp. 7-16. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

Our aim in this article is to discuss various instances along this theme, occurring in the sulvasutras. We believe that this would have pedagogical benefits, as the material nicely complements geometry in schools (at 6th to 8th standards) and an exposure to the different perspective involved could enhance the students’ interest, and their ability, in getting a better grasp of geometry. The article will be in two parts; in Part I we focus on constructions of basic rectilinear shapes (namely those with straight edges), and in Part II, together with some more general developments concerning these, construction of semicircles and circles with given areas, and certain broader mathematical issues related to the constructions will be discussed.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Dani, S. G. and Limaye, M.
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: History of mathematics, Vedic maths, Geometry, Constructions, Area
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2622
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