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Euclid's Algorithm, Heron's Algorithm, Calculation of Pi (MSTE)

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Author:Kyte, Moore, Finch; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
Description: Problem (by Hans-Georg Weigand): Euclid's Algorithm gives you the greatest common divisor of two natural numbers; explain the algorithm. Given two numbers (e.g. 121 and 33), calculate the gcd(121,33) (in EXCEL you need the "if-command"). Heron's Algorithm gives you an approximation of an irrational number; explain the algorithm and do it with Excel. Construct an iterated process for calculating pi. Download Excel spreadsheets to help solve the problems.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Documents/Sketches/Galleries, General Software Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Pi

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