BW – Pythagorean Decanomial Layout

BW is truly turning his mind to the pattern of multiplication.  Today we discussed a “very difficult, long work. Did he think he could do such a hard work?”  Of course BW could.  I do not have enough beads to do the true pythagorean layout.  We’ve made do with the papers that are used for the numerical paper layout.  The grids were printed onto card stock and then watercolored to resemble the first layout of the table.  BW went to town!  I’m not sure he even breathed he became so absorbed by the work.  As he began to put the work away, he discovered that the numbers paired except for the squares.  Oh what a find!

 

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