Here's a GeoGebra applet that you can use to explore some patterns described in the video. Interesting patterns to look for include finding combinations of P (points) and Q that create asterisks, polygons, and stars that can be formed with a single path. Explore what shapes can be formed when one number is a multiple of the other, when they are relatively prime, when they are square numbers, successive Fibonacci numbers, etc. If you find interesting patterns, please comment below.

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Beautiful stuff! I've seen the videos before but it's fantastic that you are making actual classroom material based on it. I'll see what I can contribute during the winter break as well. :)

ReplyDeleteOn a side note, check out my latest post which builds on one of your ideas from a while back.

http://juliatsygan.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-intro-to-logarithms.html

Thanks for the positive comments and for sharing your experience teaching the lesson on logs. I haven't commented much in blogs lately, so finding out that my comments can be useful for others definitely motivates me to be a more active commenter.

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