PIPER MAKE EDUCATOR RESOURCES SERIES
- Understand how to code mathematical operations to illustrate the assumptions of the Collatz Conjecture and apply it to an inputted number.
- Understand the basics of what the Collatz Conjecture means and theoretically why it results in bouncing numbers that "bounce" to one.
- Understand computational thinking concepts, including algorithms, sequence of instruction, and variables.
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Useful vocabulary terms to use in classroom: input, output, microcontroller, GPIO pins, circuit
Numbers not reaching 1 over time?
Ensure you have the code entered as shown in the CODE section below.
What is the Collatz Conjecture?
The Collatz conjecture states that the orbit of every number under f eventually reaches 1. While no one has proved the conjecture, it has been verified for every number less than 268. So if you're looking for a counterexample, you can start around 300 quintillion.
This mission does not require a build. All you need is your Pico plugged into your computer!