Yesterday we did revisited continued fractions:
Today I wanted to boys to explore a bit more. The plan was to explore one basic property together and then for them to play a bit on the computer individually.
Here’s the first part -> Looking at what happens when you compute the continued fraction for a rational number:
Next I had the boys go the computer and just play around.
Here’s what my younger son found. One thing that made me very happy was that he stumbled on to the Fibonacci numbers!
Here’s what my older son found. The neat thing for me was that he decided to explore what continued fractions looked like when you looked at multiples of a specific number.
So, a fun project overall. Continued fractions, I think, are a terrific advanced math topic to share with kids.