don steward
mathematics teaching 10 ~ 16

Saturday, 17 February 2018

directed number arithmogons

the word 'arithmogons' (rather than 'arithmagons') seems to stem from an article by Alistair McIntosh and Douglas Quadling in Maths Teaching number 70 (in 1975)

amongst many other things Leo Moser (1921 to 1970) studied pairs of numbers adding up to totals, including the work in the third resource: pairs of numbers always summing to a square number

the powerpoint goes through various algebraic solution steps - one good reason for studying arithmogons, as well as (in this case) practice with directed numbers

Craig Barton details the reasons he enjoys working with arithmogons and has various tasks based on their structure here

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