Monday, August 02, 2010

Math Problem Book - Grade 6

Here is a book made from some problem sets I used to give Tejasi and her friends in my garage. The explanations have been added later on. Most of the kids who took these problem sets benefited...in the sense that they began doing well in exams. Here is a collection of the problem sets for grade 6.

Click here to download/view Math Problem Book - Grade 6

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Experience Mathematics

A book I wrote long ago. Recently, I re-edited it based on comments made by Professor Dick Askey. Looking for a publisher, but meanwhile here it is for my friends and their kids...

Click here to view the PDF File

Friday, June 04, 2010

The q-disease

Special Functions,
by Andrews, Askey and Roy.
Here's a belated review,
and a thank you.

~*~*~*~*~*~

Beauty in mathematics,
said Polya,
is seeing the truth
without effort.

Everything
in The Book
is as elegant,
as could be.

Everything
as simple,
as effortless,
as should be.

Everything
as beautiful,
as it is.

~*~*~*~*~*~

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Design II


Design II
Ambigram by punyamishra


A great design:
Everything fits in nicely
into one complete whole.

Not a hair out of place,
and not one thing
more
than what is
needed.

The form
and the function,
made for each other.

GB #32

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Paradox


Paradox
Ambigram by punyamishra


All Cretans are liars
said Epiminedes,
a Cretan,
a classic Paradox.

If Epiminedes tells the truth
then he must be lying.
And if he is lying,
he is telling the truth.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Watson-Crick


Watson-Crick
Ambigram by punyamishra


Watson and Crick
show
what fun it is
to be
a scientist.

What fun it is
to discover
something new.

What fun it is
to compete
with the best
and win.

Watson and Crick
discovered
the secret of life
itself.
GB #30

Friday, February 27, 2009

Internet


Internet
Ambigram by punyamishra


The Internet
inking pacts
across the world.

Linking
and connecting
all humanity.

Shakily
connecting
all the dots
into one
continuous whole.

GB #29

Internet II


Internet II
Ambigram by punyamishra


Small knots
woven together
become a net.
Flexible, stable,
and very strong.

Small computers
inter-connected
become the Net.

Unleashing
the power
of communication,
of creativity,
and
of community.

Small individuals,
linked together
become the
Internet.

GB #28

Friday, February 20, 2009

Douglas R Hofstadter


Sides-reversed-is
Ambigram by punyamishra


Douglas R Hofstadter
sides reversed is
Retdatsfoh R Salgoud
sides reversed is
Douglas R Hofstadter
...
is one Strange Loop.

Hofstadter wrote
Godel, Escher and Bach:
An eternal golden braid.

A personal review follows.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Dog


Dog
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

A dog,
wags his tail,
seeks attention.
And licks your face,
without asking for
your permission.

Comes up close
and becomes
personal.

And becomes
your best friend.

GB #26

God


God
Originally uploaded by punyamishra

GOD
looks the same
whichever way
you look at it.

Look down from the top
or up from bottom --
and find GOD.

Look in the mirror
and see GOD.

Just like the 0,
symbol for
nothingness.

But still,
required,
to count from
one to infinity.

GB #25