Session 02: October 03, 2015

Stern-Brocot Trees – Finding Patterns with Rational Numbers

15 - 1A special kind of binary tree, our investigation into the Stern-Brocot tree had us looking at patterns of rational numbers and generalizing those patterns to ascertain the mathematical structure behind the tree. The day also included an overview of the eight Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice and discussions around how these processes are integral to the work of mathematicians and the problems we collaborate to solve in MaTCH.