Consecutive Proofs TN

 teachMathematics: Consecutive Proofs TN

In this investigation, students explore the sums of consecutive numbers and their divisors with the hope of discovering and proving that the sum of n consecutive numbers is divisible by n when n is odd. This is a gentle introduction for young students to the idea of proof! Using algebraic terms to represent unknown numbers and very simple algebraic manipulation, students see the power of algebra. It therefore...


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