Technology and the Real Numbers: Studying irrational numbers at the high school level.
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