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Iterating to Find the Square Root of 2

In this investigative lesson plan, a programmable calculator is used to help learners explore the properties of irrational numbers. Here, the square root of 2 is calculated to a large number of decimal places by using an iterative algorithm the converges to value of the square root of two. 

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Math
2 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
1 day
Instructional Strategy
Discussion
Included Materials
  • Worksheet