Looping Grid Art
Students will look for patterns as they experiment with spirals on grid paper.
Inspired from a task in the book This Is Not A Math Book.
- Students pick three small numbers and then draw lines with those lengths in clockwise order on grid paper. They'll experiment and look for patterns.
- Now they pick more than three small numbers and try again. Different numbers will generate differently shaped spirals. Encourage lots of experimenting!
- Using an online tool, students play with one graph, changing numbers as much as they'd like to find strange and interesting graphs.