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Iterations (Repetitions)

A cross section of a nautilus shell, showing the regular chambersMany things repeat.

When you learn to count … 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, … you are increasing your number by one every time.  Many number sequences are nothing more than always repeating the same algorithm.  When a creature produces its shell, it is repeating the same simple building instructions as it grows, thereby creating a spiral (or one shell of a bivalve).

On a semi-humorous, semi-serious note, the idea of a day that kept repeating itself formed the basis for the entertaining movie, Groundhog Day.

In this part of the website I want to help you explore such repeating things.




Sequences and Series ~ Repeating patterns with numbers

Mathematical Induction ~ Repeating patterns with ideas, concepts, and algebraic structures

Fractals ~ Repeating patterns with geometric shapes

Wow, how useful. … I always had a hard time with the chain rule, until I watched this video. The right presentation makes all the difference. Thank you very much. … These 20 second math videos you’ve graciously posted are excellent. I’m my little corner of the world, you’ve done great things.
avaratatat (on a CCM YouTube video about the Chain Rule)

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