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This activity was originally created for a Women in Mathematics course to provide students with a small taste of some basic mathematics connected to the work of Lady Ada Byron Lovelace. The activity is based on her work related to the Difference Engine of Charles Babbage, and has students investigate differences of sequences. The activity could also be used in other courses, such as a general education mathematics course, a course for pre-service elementary teachers, or a history of mathematics course.
Women in Math, differences of sequences, Ada Lovelace
Mathematics | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Huffman, Cynthia J. Ph.D., "Ada Byron Lovelace Activity" (2018). Open Educational Resources - Math. 9.