# Tales from the Nerdery

I think math is neat.   I like to play with math.  And sometimes I come up with something that supports my theory that math is neat.

First, I took the numbers 1 – 100 and spiralled them around some regular graph paper.  I wondered what would happen if I colored in the multiples of 4.  I examined my work and thought, “Huh.  Well that’s neat.”

Of course then I needed to spiral even more numbers and test out everything I could think of.  Multiples of 5, 6, 7 and so on.  Linear patterns, quadratic patterns, prime num…nope, nevermind.  I don’t do prime numbers.

Anyway, it’s that time of the school year where stress relief is necessary so I have been playing with these spirals for over a week. Today I came up with something worth sharing on my blog.  I took the positive y-values of y = x^2, y = x^2 + x, y = x^2 + 2x and so on, and colored those squares.  Then I put the images together and made a gif. Obviously, holding the camera at a steady angle is not a skill I have mastered.  But I still think it’s pretty darn neat.

1. this is cool

On Wed, May 25, 2016 at 4:20 PM, Number Loving Beagle wrote:

> Megan Schmidt posted: “I think math is neat. I like to play with math. > And sometimes I come up with something that supports my theory that math is > neat. First, I took the numbers 1 – 100 and spiralled them around some > regular graph paper. I wondered what would happen if ” >

2. So changing the grid did show some really cool stuff! Now I just need to work this into some linear lessons for my algebra 1 babies for next year!!!

3. Oh my goodness, there are so many cool math patterns in this idea! Using it as an anchor activity for the rest of the year and loving the creativity kids are showing already today on it. I even went desmos on a visual pattern I was seeing related to nxn squares: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/tbtff8qgbq

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