This is really a story of the unexpected beauty of mathematics. If you know me then you know I live in a #thinkingclassroom (via Peter Liljedahl) and love to #spiral curriculum (post about it). This post really speaks to those two ideas.
I am teaching grade 11 College math when this happened but I feel like this could be done in grade 9 or grade 10 as well.
The goal was to review Sum of Squares ( my name for Pythagorean Theorem) Post I wrote about it kinda.
Here was the plan:
Random groups #VRG on #VNPS
Give students this sequence of mixed numbers 1 1/3, 2 2/5, 3 3/7, ........
I then asked groups to extend the sequence for four more terms.