Gordon Hamilton is the amazing mind behind one of my favorite math sites, Math Pickle. (For a list of interesting math sites, check out this post.) Numberphile is an awesome YouTube channel for anyone passionate about math. So, when the two collaborate, you know that it is going to be good. “Frog Jumping” is one of Hamilton’s recent math challenges featured on Numberphile. I would definitely invite your students (probably 3rd grade and up) to try each problem he poses throughout the video – pausing for them to make their attempts. As for his final frog-jumping challenge, I may have to take him up on it, although it’s hard to imagine that I could solve something that eludes Gordon Hamilton!
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Don’t imagine that I’m a great mathematician – I just love playfully playfully creating puzzles. Since the video many people have solved what I could not solve 😉
Warmest thanks for the blog entry,
That’s good to know! Well, you are excellent at creating your playful puzzles! Thanks for sharing!