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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.

Publication Date

7-28-2018

Keywords

Women in Math, differences of sequences, Ada Lovelace

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Mathematics | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

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This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Ada Byron Lovelace Activity

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