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Pythagoras and his theorem

Monica Kochar

Pythagoras is most popular for the Pythagorean theorem. But this great mathematician has contributed a lot more to the field of mathematics than just prove and popularize a theorem that is not even his!

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The human face of math

Monica Kochar

How many students have you come across that fear math? This fear is the result of, knowingly or unknowingly, reinforcing the belief that math is a difficult subject and that math teachers are strict. As teachers it is up to us to make the subject accessible to all students and this we will be able to do when we understand that math need not interest all students and therefore we need to find ways to bringing the subject to them through their interests–be it sports, art, language or music.

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Dare to be unconventional!

Monica Kochar

Is there only one single rule to multiplying numbers? Does one always have to start with the number on the right and keep going left? Well here’s news. If you know your place values well, no rules need apply. Try multiplying from the top to the bottom, from left to right and see if you get the correct answer.

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The ‘Why’ of division algorithm

Monica Kochar
Why is it that while doing division, we hide the digit to check the first digit? Is it because our teacher taught us this way? However, it is time to ask ‘ why’.The author goes to tell us that algorithm without logic is murder. Read on to find out why.

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