Children deserve Indian maths!

It's superior to western maths!

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##### Representations of Negative and Positive Quantities on a ‘Brahmaguptan Plane’ for India’s Primary Classes

**ABOUT**

Having initially studied economics at the University of Melbourne, Jonathan J. Crabtree is an autodidact, studying the history of mathematics since 1983.

His first paper was on the history of Euclid’s definition of multiplication ¹ whilst his next paper explored the writings of Descartes and Newton ². Another paper presented in Hungary ³ spanned the writings of Diophantus, Cardano, Euclid, Liu Hui and Brahmagupta.

Having reviewed original writings in Latin, Greek, Arabic and Sanskrit, Crabtree has also written magazine articles on mathematics history ⁴ and been a guest lecturer on the history of zero at Indian universities ⁵.

**FUN FACT**

In 1968 at age 7 in Grade 2, Jonathan J. Crabtree noticed Euclid's definition of multiplication made no sense. Two added to itself three times is 8, not 6, as people have said for centuries. (HINT 2 added to itself once is 4.) Jonathan went on to explore hundreds of original source mathematics books & manuscripts spanning 16 languages. Euclid's definition of multiplication had been incorrectly translated into English in 1570 and was NEVER corrected!

**ARTICLES & PAPERS: Oldest to Newest**

* - A new reason negative multiplied by negative is positive *Jonathan J Crabtree 2015 Vinculum 52 (3), 20

*Jonathan J Crabtree 2016 Vinculum 53 (2), 16-18, 21*

**- A new model of multiplication via Euclid***(i.e. via rope & straightedge) Jonathan J Crabtree 2016 Vinculum 53 (4), 7-9*

**- Squaring the circle: A practical approach***Jonathan J Crabtree 2016 Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) Annual Conference 53, 98-106*

**- The Lost Logic of Elementary Mathematics and the Haberdasher who Kidnapped Kaizen***Jonathan J Crabtree 2017 Challenges in Mathematics Education for the Next Decade. 14th International Conference of The Mathematics Education for the Future Project - Hungary.*

**- Fun in Podo’s Paddock: New Ways of Teaching Children the Laws of Sign for Multiplication and Division (and more!)***Jonathan J Crabtree 2017 Proceedings of the 26th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers.*

**- How mathematics teachers can explain multiplication and division in the manner of René Descartes and Isaac Newton.***Jonathan J Crabtree*

**- Representations of Negative and Positive Quantities on a ‘Brahmaguptan Plane’ for India’s Primary Classes.**-

Jonathan's

**paper**and

**conference presentation**titled,

**reveals when why and how western mathematics education came to be filled with mis-truths, contradictions and inconsistencies.**

*The Lost Logic of Elementary Mathematics*1. Presented for and published 2016 in the Australian Proceedings of the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) Annual Conference (double-blind reviewed).

2. Presented for and published 2017 in the Proceedings of the 26th Biennial Conference of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers.

3. Presented for and published 2017 by the 14th International Conference of the Mathematics Education for the Future Project.

4. Vinculum Magazine, published by the MAV (Mathematical Association of Victoria).

5. Jadavpur University Kolkata 2018 and Visva-Bharati University Santiniketan 2019.

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Hi Jonathan,

As an Indian , I share your concerns. In order to get Indian Government, you need no less than a mass movement. Please do not lose patience and let us as individual contributors know how best we can help.

Again kudos to your single handed efforts.

Thanks for the mission

I watched you on sangam talks channel!!!

Would love to read and spread your research and suggestions. Many thanks!

Hi Jonathan,

I came accross your details n mission about Indian Mathematicians just now.

Will go through the available literature n videos in comind days.

I am retired Associate Professor in undergraduate college affiliated to Mumbai University,India.

I feel strongly to quote the name of Dr.S.S.Shrikhande,former HOD,Maths deptt.Mumbai Univ.,a legend combinatorial,who disproved Euler's conjecture,long ago in USA n has recently expired at 102.I was selected by team of 6 HOD,in 1971,n was awardee of National Scholarship UGC,for my M.Sc.1971-73.

I have 37 yrs' teaching maths,stat,at undergraduate level.I try to update myself in several ways to make maths know to all in all fields.

I wish your mission a great success n wish you a long healthy life to work in maths.Thank you.

Sanjay B.Kulkarni,

sbkulkarni2751@gmail.com

Thank you sir for understanding the importance of Indian mathematics . I'm vary intrested in mathematics.

One again thank you sir .

Hii Jonathan,

I appreciate your efforts to INDIAN I hope INDIAN Government understand this And i want to help you.

Please Tell How Can I Help You!