EQUATIONS OF SCIENCE
Lesson 2

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCES EQUATIONS OF SCIENCE

LESSON 2.  Equations with no End

 

Objective: Students explore numbers that continue to infinity.

 

Materials:

            Ruler
            Compass (to make circles)

            string

 

 

Teacher Notes:

 

Equations that model real objects sometimes do not have on concrete answer.  In equations we sometimes use symbols like pi (B )or phi (M) that represent an irrational number.  This unit has students looking at these weird but wonderful numbers.

 

In this exercise the students look at how pi (of circle fame), Fibonacci Numbers, and the Golden Ratio (phi) came to be.  It includes a little history of each of the numbers. 

 

These numbers were chosen because they are irrational, and weird.  However, as your students learn more about math, they learn how important these numbers.  The worksheet helps students learn more about these numbers.

 

ANSWERS:

1.  399 places
3.  1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89,144,233,377,610, 987, 1597, 2584, 4181, 6765

4.  1, 1+0+1 (previous number)

5.  5
6.  144 or 122
7.  infinite

 

 

 

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