Saw this neat tweet from Patrick Honner earlier in the week:
The video itself will blow you away:
I shared it with Dan Anderson yesterday who made a couple of computer versions of patterns from the video:
Sorry the video quality isn’t so great, but it was fun talking through these patterns with the kids. We started with the square pattern:
Then we moved on to the triangle pattern. It was surprisingly difficult for the kids to understand how to describe the rotations, but eventually they figured it out. I think I’ll revisit a bit more about rotations for a Family Math Project this weekend.
The patterns in the Numberphile video make a great project to talk through with kids. I can’t wait to try a few more ideas from their video.