A little experiment- not looking to see who can name the pattern (that is easy).
Hard to resist but I will let someone else reveal the name of the sequence. For it begs our nearly astute conscious collaborative interest.
Then again, I may just be talking out of my hat.
Should have watched the whole vid first. What comes of this will definitely be used in my classes though. Thanks for starting it Alan!
@Darren Kuropatwa: That was my hope ;-) Of course, for finding the pattern, you have an advantage…
A response, not a video, but a response nonetheless: http://tinyurl.com/9rwnvm
@Darren Kuropatwa: Oh this so rocks, very clever, and likely more approachable to do than creating video. Wonder how much past slide 13 one can really go??
I was thinking the same thing, then again someone might get creative with “place value.”
What’s fascinating about this is when humans try to represent this pattern in the ways you and Darren have done, things get unwieldy quickly. Yet nature–in shells, pinecones, sunflowers, whatever else it is that’s build on that sequence that we’re apparently not naming here–things build organically and get increasingly elegant. How can that concept be translated into learning technologies?
Sorry about all my typos in the comment–it’s late here. But my question is a genuine one.
@Leslie M-B: That’s a challenging question, indeed! But I think there is a difference between the growth patterns that follow the formula (and maybe not going too far out on the extremes where things grow very lareg) and trying to represent them using different media.
I would say the elegance might come in the creative ways people express it. Darren took it one way, and Jennifer W, who replied in video, tried another. It takes a lot of work to make the complex simpler; my own video was just a rushed attempt to find all the things that might fit, and shows it.
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