While browsing v/new I came across and old Schoolhouse Rock video about figure 8. I watched about a minute and a half of the video and noticed a pattern I never picked up on before. Paused the video to test it out in my head. this may be completely obvious to you but for me this is something I just noticed and thought was interesting. If we take any 2 part multiplication problem such as 8x2=16 half the first number and double the second and the answer will always be the same 4x4=16 2x8=16 1x16=16 .5x32=16 .25x64=16 ... I can't believe I never notice this before. I do often see patterns in math and know there are different ways to solve problems but this seems so obvious I can't believe it just dawned on me now.
I know there are other probably lots of other cool things like this some I have noticed and others I haven't. I am happy that these little light bulb moments still happen to me. I feel like no matter how small or large the connection it sparks an interest and makes learning fun.
Sometimes I come across these odd little posts and suddenly something I knew about just clicks and makes more sense or I get a different perspective. It makes me wish I were back in school.
Just thought I would share :) you can now laugh at how silly it this post is.
Off to bed now. Goodnight.