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Ancient Indian Rope Geometry in the Classroom - References and Resources

Author(s): 
Cynthia J. Huffman (Pittsburg State University) and Scott V. Thuong (Pittsburg State University)

References and Resources

Common Core State Standards Initiative: http://www.corestandards.org/

[Converse] Converse, Hyla Stuntz. The Agnicayana Rite: Indigenous Origin?, History of Religions 14 (2), 1974, pp. 81-95.

[Datta] Datta, Bibhutibhusan. The Science of the Sulbas: A Study in Early Hindu Geometry. Calcutta University Press, 1932.

Gardner, Robert and J.F. Staal. Altar of Fire. Documentary. The Film Study Center at Harvard University, 1976. Available for purchase at http://www.der.org/films/altar-of-fire.html.

GeoGebra: http://www.geogebra.org

[Joseph] Joseph, George Gheverghese. The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics, 3rd edition. Princeton University Press, 2011.

[Kichenassamy] Kichenassamy, Satyanad, Baudhāyana’s rule for the quadrature of the circle, Historia Mathematica 33, 2006, p. 149-183.

[Kramrisch & Burnier] Kramrisch, Stella, and Raymond Burnier. The Hindu Temple, Motilal Banarsidass Publ., Vol. 1, 1976, p. 22-23.

[Montelle] Montelle, Clemency. Book Review of The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics, Notices of the AMS, December 2013, Vol. 60, No. 11, pp. 1459-1463: http://www.ams.org/notices/201311/rnoti-p1459.pdf

[Plofker1] Plofker, Kim. Mathematics in India. Chapter 4 in Katz, Victor, editor. The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam: A Sourcebook. Princeton University Press, 2007, pp. 385-514.

[Plofker2] Plofker, Kim. Mathematics in India. Princeton University Press, 2009.

[Prasoon] Prasoon, Shrikant. Indian Scriptures. Pustak Mahal, 2010, Ch. 2.

[Sen & Bag] Sen, S.N., and A.K. Bag. The Śulbasūtras. Indian National Science Academy, 1983.

Cynthia J. Huffman (Pittsburg State University) and Scott V. Thuong (Pittsburg State University), "Ancient Indian Rope Geometry in the Classroom - References and Resources," Convergence (October 2015)

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