Exploding Dots

8.1 Welcome

Lesson materials located below the video overview.


All our machines, so far, have had boxes going to the left as far as we please. But that seems awfully lopsided! Why can’t we have boxes going infinitely far to the right as well?


Mathematicians like symmetry and so let’s follow suit and now make all our machines symmetrical. Let’s have boxes going to the left and to the right.


But the challenge now is to figure out what those boxes to the right mean.


Supplementary Content for this Experience:

PDF files of this first chapter

Chapter 8 EXPLODING DOTS (English)

Chapter 8 EXPLODING DOTS Bulgarian (Translated by Stanislav Chobanov)

Chapter 8 EXPLODING DOTS Chinese (Translated by Xinli Wang)

Chapter 8 EXPLODING DOTS Spanish (Translated by Cindy Weitzman)

Sprinkled throughout these lessons are kid videos, from Goldfish & Robin and friends, explaining the math for kids too. Here is their vision statement.


The Global Math Project is honoured to have a number of its partner organizations provide the means to play with and learn about Exploding Dots with newly developed apps, products, and pages especially designed for the project. Click here.  Of course, Scolab (Buzzmath) has the full Exploding Dots story here.


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