The Frankho Ba Gua Math
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Frankho Ba Gua puzzle offers an excellent opportunity for a child to learn how todo math visually by moving data around and by working backward andconducting table look-up to get the intermediate answers. It also teachesdirections and keeps children engaged while working on math at all times until thefinal answer is reached.4.
While children work on Frankho Ba Gua puzzle, they will have many questionsthroughout the time they work on, so it gives ample opportunities for children toengage conversations with their teachers and as a result, teachers get to know
children’ math ability
in depth by observing how each child works on math problems.5.
Ba Gua shows binary trigrams so they can be used to teach number system.6.
Frankho Ba Gua puzzle is different from all other puzzles because it is a project-oriented puzzle, not a single puzzle problem. They are not designed to be used asdaily work problems for children, rather each problem is a project for children towork on with fun and challenging,7.
Chinese Ba Gua is very closely related to the international chess in terms of howeach piece moves and how they came together. I found out the relationship between Chinese Ba Gua and international chess after I read the article written byMr.
did not mention any relationship between Ba Gua andinternational chess in his article since his purpose of writing the article was to prove the mathematical soundness of Ba Gua by using a cube. However, throughthe diagram presented in his article I suddenly see the relationship between BaGua and international chess and I was amazed! I will use
’s diagram (after
some modifications) to illustrate how Ba Gua is related to international chess.Since his article is difficult to get so I include it at the end of my article for reference.
is using a cube to represent Ba Gua and from its eight directions, heconcludes the relationship between math and Ba Gua.