Not my working. (Image borrowed from here.)
The tutee in question is my nine year old brother, and the subject is usually mathematics, like in this case, or science. (Yes, I do feel very old with such a young sibling.) This is came out of one of our sessions:
Brother: “Set me a division question!”
Me: “Okay, what’s 144/12?”
B: “12! My turn… what’s…. 123/13?”
M: “Errr…*Grabs paper to do long division* 9.461538 with all the decimals recurring?”
B: “*Checks with calculator*…yes. But I was faster than you!”
He is clearly too smart for me.
For the record, this was after the structured part – where I set questions according to the level at which he is learning at school – when freestyling is allowed.
For those who do not believe in the beauty of mathematics: fractals are geometric shapes that can be split into fragments, each of which is a very similar replica of the image as a whole. They contain very fine detail on VERY small scales, and can rarely be described by common (Euclidean) geometry.
These can be found in many places, such as my new banner, which has been adapted from THIS very cool website. Another favourite is broccoli, of which the following picture is a fine example.
I am doing many product placements this time around, am I not? Well, while I am at it…
ChaosPro, for the really hardcore fans out there, is a fractal generator, capable of creating three dimensional fractals as a form of art, or just for your own pleasure.
That will be it for now, because it is late, I am tired, and I have a packed day ahead.