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Geometrical Concepts from Constructions, Models, and Investigations
Factoring Patterns in the Gaussian Plane
Go to: final_factoring_integers_gaussian.pdf
WHAT IS IT?
This article discusses discoveries by the author while studying aspects of geometry, the Gaussian plane, and later applications to operations on Gaussian integers.
11 - 12
To introduce teachers to ideas of factorization involving Gaussian integers and their ties to geometry.
- Apollonian circles
- Complex numbers
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