My older son had a really neat geometry problem on his enrichment math homework. The problem is this:
Let be the vertices of a regular n-gon, and let B be a point outside of the n-gon such that form an equilateral triangle. What is the largest value of n for which and B are consecutive sides of a regular polygon?
His solution to this problem this morning surprised me because his starting point was “what happens if n is infinite?”
I asked him to present his solution tonight. It certainly isn’t a completely polished solution, but it is a great example of how a kid thinks about math