Transcendental Numbers

Here is a resource that transcends expectations. Scholars watch a video in the Numberphile "Pi" playlist to learn about transcendental numbers. The video uses a game to explain how to classify numbers as either algebraic or transcendental.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners pair up to play the game introduced in the video 
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with e and pi
  • It is helpful if learners are aware of proof by contradiction

  • Narrator is enthusiastic about the topic, which makes it more engaging
  • Provides clear and careful explanations

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