We are slowly working through this amazing number theory book:
Tonight my older son was out at a viola lesson, so I was looking for a project on the Euclidean Algorithm to do with my younger son. I decided to show him how the Euclidean Algorithm is connected to geometry and to continued fractions.
First, though, we reviewed the Euclidean Algorithm:
Next we looked at a geometric version of the arithmetic problem that we just did:
Finally, we looked at a connection with continued fractions
Exploring the Euclidean Algorithm is such a great topic for kids. There are so many interesting connections and so many interesting math ideas that are accessible to kids. Can’t wait to explore more with this new book!