Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Jeric's Scribepost for November 25
Today in class we were given an assignment to complete the layers of squares ( cake ) thing.
So first we were given 4 perfect squares containing 100 mini cubes or 1.0. What we were supposed to do was continue from the starting point till we ended in class which was 1x1 equals an area of 1 or a perfect square until 1.4 x 1.4 equals 1.96. Today we were supposed to continue on so this is what we did.
We continued on with layering the square using the extra squares. On the first making of the 1.5 x 1.5 = 2.25 we used the chart above. ( not the one in red but the one in blue :D sorry the picture thing screwed up. ) Once you have done it all the way up to 1.7 x 1.7 = 2.89 you would have been left with 7 squares I think.
Then Ms. U asked us a question ( or mr. harbeck not really sure ) about if 4 perfect squares can make one big perfect square by the layering we were doing. Emmanuel who was brave enough to answer said yes, that we could make a perfect square with 4 perfect squares. Then Mr. Harbeck was shocked that Eman actually said yes and asked him a question. Mr. Harbeck I think said if something I think about if you could actually make a perfect square with 11 leftovers and then Alvin said the same thing and they both were wrong.
I think I'm forgetting something so please comment and tell me what I missed so I can fix it.
THANK YOU !!!