Sunday, June 25, 2006
Repetition Is Good, Repetition Is Good, Repetition Is...
One of the things that I like to point out to my captives, is the existence of patterns in nature. Even though they are obvious and jump out at you once you first notice them, it's not something kids always catch on to until you point a few out. Then you just need to step back.
Cindy, one of my favorite teacher buddies has her math students work with natural objects like pine cones and seashells when they are studying tesselations. The kids get to make the math to nature connection when they see that some common shapes, like the spiral of a conch shell, are just mathematical patterns repeated over and over.
Okay, this is getting too nerdy, I just like the beauty of it. I will leave the math and geometry of it to smarter characters.
If you'd like to check out some really neat patterns in nature, go to
Ian Alexander's site. Wow!
I was just feeling kind of pentamerous...or was it just amorous? I get so confused...
Have a great Sunday!
...I may go digital today...trying to pry fingers from wallet...
Posted by R.Powers at 7:21 AM