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Discovering Relationships Involving Baravelle Spirals

Jeffrey Wanko 

February 2006, Volume 99, Issue 6, Page 394

Abstract:
This article details a classrooms exploration of Baravelle spirals as visual representations of infinite geometric series, focusing on a variety of strategies used by preservice teachers in discovering patterns and investigating relationships of variables. Student discussion and activities are discussed.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Teacher in Training / Preservice Teacher
Grades 9-12
Connections / Applications
Math Coordinator / Coach
Geometry & Measurement
Trigonometry
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Theory