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Infinite Series through Baravelle Spirals
This activity is an introduction to the concept of convergent infinite series
using a recursive geometric construction. This activity has been adapted
from the following article: Choppin, J. M. (1994). Spiral through recursion.
Mathematics Teacher, 87(7), 504-508.
students will explore the concept of a convergent infinite series
using partial sums. This activity connects a number of algebra
and geometry topics, as well as to involve students in formal calculations,
visualizations, pattern discovery and recursion.
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Last modified on August 13, 2001.