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Continued Fractions

In fact, the matrix formulation of Fibonacci numbers mentioned before can be generalized to represent any 2-D matrix and, by way of continued fractions, any real number – not just the golden mean. 167 more words


A continued fraction experiment

I’m a big fan of continued fractions – especially the many different ways that you can use them to help kids learn elementary math. Right now I’m studying square roots with my younger son and he’s taken quite a liking to continued fractions, too. 193 more words

Celebrating Pi day with Evelyn Lamb's idea

Last week Evelyn Lamb wrote a nice piece about and continued fractions.

Don't recite digits to celebrate pi. Recite its continued fraction instead. http://t.co/YMpGj9M1Mk

— Evelyn Lamb (@evelynjlamb) …

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Fibonacci Numbers

I recently discovered a cool fact about Fibonacci numbers that I didn’t know before. Today, I’m going to share it with you.

Some History

Fibonacci himself was an Italian mathematician who lived in the Middle Ages. 600 more words

Number Theory

A game with Pi

Here’s an image of something I wrote down, took a photo of, and posted here for you. It’s a little game you can play with any irrational number. 133 more words


Fun math that I saw this week

At the beginning of 2014 Numberphile published an incredible interview with Ed Frenkel with the provocative title:  “Why do people hate mathematics?””

There is a particularly interesting exchange around the 5:00 mark: 854 more words