Colloquium 

Maurice Burke Montana State University 
We
will use the TI Voyage 200 calculator to investigate rational
approximations to the irrational numbers. We will investigate why 22/7 is
used to approximate pi and why the golden ratio is the most unrational
irrational number. If time permits, we might even discuss how technology
can help students to build the understanding needed to prove classes of numbers
are irrational.

Thursday, 6 November 2003 4:10 p.m. in Math 109 Coffee/treats at 3:30 p.m. in Math 104 
Fall
2003 Colloquium Schedule Mathematical Sciences  The University of Montana 