Check out this amazing animation from datapointed.net that popped up my twitter feed via @RichardsonLiza.
The infinite animation shows a sequence of dancing dots that form factorization diagrams.
I covered the top left corner when showing the animation to students as it reveals too much about what is happening. Whilst the students watched the animation they shared, while I recorded, what they were noticing. We then turned our attention to wonders.
I then gave students an A3 printed version so they could annotate any patterns and start to explore the concept of factorization. Whilst the students were working I continued to record their wonderings. For the next session students have set themselves the following questions:
- Can the same pattern be represented as different factorizations?
- Can the same number be represented by different patterns?
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