What learning math often looks like

I started making math videos for kids 3 or 4 years ago.  The idea was that I wanted kids to be able to see other kids doing fun and interesting math, and especially to see that math isn’t always a straight line from point A to point B.

The video below is about twice as long as usual, but it shows a long struggle (beginning around 4:45), a few mistakes, and eventually a neat conclusion.  Definitely not easy, definitely not a straight line, but this is what learning math and making new connections often looks like:

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