Use small group discussions augmented with some computer programming to enhance the mathematical concepts discussed in "The Number Devil," by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Chapter 9 introduces sequences, series, and infinite sets. Very little programming experience is necessary. Sample responses to all the questions, discussion topics, and programming challenges are included.
Keywords: sequence, series, cardinality, countable sets, paradox, Snap, programming, coding
Generate commonly used sequences
Compute the sum of several series.