Pow 16: Spiralaterals

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A spiralateral is a series of line segments that form a shape that resembles a spiral. You make spiralaterals by picking a spot on a piece of graph paper to be the starting point of the spiralateral. Then take a set of three numbers and using that point go up the first number of squares on the graph paper, go right the second number of squares, down the third number of squares and left the first number of squares going in that pattern until the line meets the starting point. So if you were using the numbers 1, 2, and 3 you would do what is shown in the diagram below. You go up one square, then you go right two squares, next you go down three squares and start the sequence again but while going in that direction. So after you go down three …show more content…

For example using the numbers 1-2-3 again, the three combinations where the numbers are in ascending order, so 1-2-3, 2-3-1, and 3-1-2 will be facing one way and the sequences 1-3-2, 2-1-3, and 3-2-1 will be a mirror image of the original number sequences spiralateral. The way I know that this is true is because I used two of my number sequences and drew them out and then I checked

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