By T. Sundara Row
"The From the INTRODUCTION.
the assumption of this booklet used to be recommended to me by way of Kindergarten reward No. VIII.—Paper-folding. The present involves 2 hundred variously colored squares of paper, a folder, and diagrams and directions for folding. The paper is colored and glazed on one part. The paper may possibly, notwithstanding, be of self-colour, alike on each side. in truth, any paper of reasonable thickness will resolution the aim, yet colored paper exhibits the creases greater, and is extra appealing. The kindergarten present is offered via Messrs. Higginbotham and Co.; yet colored paper of either types could be had within the bazaars. A packet of a hundred squares of either types accompanies this ebook, and the packets is additionally had individually. Any sheet of paper may be minimize right into a sq. as defined within the establishing articles of this ebook, however it is neat and handy to have the squares prepared lower.
2. those routines don't require mathematical tools, the single issues important being a penknife and scraps of paper, the latter getting used for surroundings off equivalent lengths. The squares are themselves easy substitutes for a instantly part and a T sq..
three. In paper-folding numerous very important geometrical strategies could be effected even more simply than with a couple of compasses and ruler, the one tools using that is sanctioned in Euclidian Geometry; for instance, to divide immediately strains and angles into or extra equivalent components, to attract perpendiculars and parallels to immediately traces. it's, even though, impossible in paper-folding to explain a circle, yet a few issues on a circle, in addition to different curves, should be acquired via different tools. those routines don't consist in basic terms of drawing geometrical figures related to instantly strains within the traditional means, and folding upon them, yet they require an clever software of the easy techniques chiefly, tailored to paper-folding. this can be obvious on the very graduation of this booklet.
four. using the kindergarten presents not just offers fascinating occupations to girls and boys, but additionally prepares their minds for the appreciation of technology and artwork. Conversely the instructing of technological know-how and paintings afterward may be made attention-grabbing and dependent upon right foundations by way of connection with kindergarten occupations. this is often fairly the case with Geometry, which kinds the foundation of each technology and artwork. The educating of Euclid in faculties should be made very attention-grabbing via the loose use of the kindergarten presents. it might be completely valid to require students to fold the diagrams on paper. this may supply them neat and exact figures, and provoke the reality of the propositions forcibly on their minds. it will no longer be essential to take any assertion on belief. yet what's now realised via the mind's eye and idealization of clumsy figures may be obvious within the concrete. A fallacy just like the following will be impossible.....