This problem explores the biology behind Rudolph's glowing red nose.
Take three whole numbers. The differences between them give you
three new numbers. Find the differences between the new numbers and
keep repeating this. What happens?
It's like 'Peaches Today, Peaches Tomorrow' but interestingly
A Short introduction to using Logo. This is the first in a twelve part series.
Explore the transformations and comment on what you find.
What happens when a procedure calls itself?
Investigate the sequences obtained by starting with any positive 2
digit number (10a+b) and repeatedly using the rule 10a+b maps to
10b-a to get the next number in the sequence.
Imagine a strip with a mark somewhere along it. Fold it in the
middle so that the bottom reaches back to the top. Stetch it out to
match the original length. Now where's the mark?
Take any two positive numbers. Calculate the arithmetic and geometric means. Repeat the calculations to generate a sequence of arithmetic means and geometric means. Make a note of what happens to the. . . .
A ladder 3m long rests against a wall with one end a short distance from its base. Between the wall and the base of a ladder is a garden storage box 1m tall and 1m high. What is the maximum distance. . . .
Take any whole number between 1 and 999, add the squares of the
digits to get a new number. Make some conjectures about what
happens in general.
Keep constructing triangles in the incircle of the previous triangle. What happens?
An iterative method for finding the value of the Golden Ratio with explanations of how this involves the ratios of Fibonacci numbers and continued fractions.