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In this activity students use string to model one of the ways that was used in ancient India for constructing a square. The construction was used in building a temporary fire altar. The activity is based on a translation by Sen and Bag of the Baudhāyana-śulba-sūtra.
history of math, ancient India, constructing a square
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Huffman, Cynthia J. Ph.D., "Constructing a Square an Ancient Indian Way Activity" (2017). Open Educational Resources - Math. 2.