Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Using @Desmos to generate pythagorean triples

Early stages as far as how I'd use this with students but definitely some fun math to investigate here through Desmos related to generating pythagorean triples in a coordinate grid.
Things I notice:
When gcd(m,n) = 1 we have the primitive pythagorean triple, when gcd(m,n) > 1 we get a triple similar to a primitive triple.
Things I wonder:
How could I get spirals to show up in desmos like those in this wikipedia article?

1 comment:

  1. Got playing around with this because spirals. Didn't get there, but made a different visualization. https://www.desmos.com/calculator/br7ozjqje8