Using Dan Anderson’s line art program to explore lines with my son

My younger son just started the section on lines in Art of Problem Solving’s Algebra book. By happy coincidence Dan Anderson shared this fun line math art program: I thought it would be fun to have my son play around with the program and just see what his reactions were. Here are his initial reactions … Continue reading Using Dan Anderson’s line art program to explore lines with my son

A problem about cones for kids courtesy of Dan Anderson

Saw a fun tweet from Dan Anderson when I got up this morning: Great quote (accurate?) in this article: https://t.co/0mX9nETVHd pic.twitter.com/KAB26RZQFA — Dan Anderson (@dandersod) July 24, 2017 Here’s a direct link to the CNN article: The artificial glacier growing in the desert The article is interesting all by itself, and the mathematical question Dan … Continue reading A problem about cones for kids courtesy of Dan Anderson

Playing with Dan Anderson’s complex map program

Dan Anderson made a really neat little complex mapping program today: This program allowed us to do a fun continuation of the project that we did over the weekend: Sharing Kelsey Houston-Edwards’s Complex Number video with kids Looking at the complex map z -> z^2 with kids So, with each kid tonight I had them … Continue reading Playing with Dan Anderson’s complex map program

Playing with Dan Anderson’s rotation program

I’m not sure of the history, so apologies for surely leaving out credit for everyone involved, but Dan Anderson published an really neat math program last night: Dan Anderson’s rotating polygon’s program This morning I had my younger son play with the program – it is just amazing to watch and hear what kids have … Continue reading Playing with Dan Anderson’s rotation program

Using Dan Anderson’s inversion program with kids

Saw a neat tweet from Dan Anderson earlier in the week: Post publication note – Dan wrote to me to say that his program has an error in it and that this program from Martin Holtham has the error corrected: Our project with Holtham’s program is here: Using Martin Holtham’s Inversion Program These inversions are … Continue reading Using Dan Anderson’s inversion program with kids

Playing with Dan Anderson’s Mandelbrot program

After seeing our introductory Mandelbrot project from yesterday: An introduction tot he Mandelbrot set for kids Dan Anderson sent us a link to a wonderful set of Mandelbrot Set-related resources on his programming page: Today I had the boys play around with the “Mandelbrot Zoom” program: Dan Anderson’s program “Mandelbrot Zoom” It is really fun … Continue reading Playing with Dan Anderson’s Mandelbrot program

Dan Anderson’s Gosper curves

Got a great surprise in the mail yesterday! I decided to introduce Dan’s shapes to the boys by putting them on our whiteboard and seeing what the boys would do. My younger son went first and chose to slightly surprising shape to try to make out of the Gosper Island pieces:   Next he wanted … Continue reading Dan Anderson’s Gosper curves