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Irrational Numbers Can In-Spiral You

Leslie Lewis 

April 2007, Volume 12, Issue 8, Page 442

Abstract:
An instructional process to help students visualize irrational numbers. Article discusses creating a spiral, called The Wheel of Theodorus, to construct and compare irrational and rational lengths. Includes student work to help the reader appreciate the possibilities.

Keywords:
Inclusion
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Student Work
Irrational Numbers
Number Theory