Recognize the importance of famous numbers, Mathematics

Activity

This activity will help you recognize the importance of some very famous numbers, as well as learn more about approximations.

Directions

Using the Internet, provide three approximations of the number according to the name that is provided below. Then follow any additional instructions that may accompany that name below.

1. Pi (π)
Approximate the number to the one hundredth, one ten-thousandths, and one one-hundred-millionth.

Provide a short definition of Pi.

2. Euler's Constant (e)

Approximate the number to the one hundredth, one ten-thousandths, and one one-hundred-millionth.

Provide a short definition of e.

3. Square Root of 2 (√2)

Approximate the number to the one hundredth, one ten-thousandths, and one one-hundred-millionth.

Provide a short description of why it is significant in history.

4. The Golden Ratio

Approximate the number to the one hundredth, one ten-thousandths, and one one-hundred-millionth.

Provide a short description of why it is significant in history.

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