But when I was chatting with my colleague we were struggling to come up with what other reasons we could set up. I know that when Christopher first started making these he asked people for four characteristics and then made each shape using just 3 of the four (so each one wouldn't belong due to the characteristic it was missing). We tried to think what other characteristics we could include and decided to use the scalar multiplication and equation solving from the packet to build other aspects. I also made the sum of the digits equal 10 for three of the four just for fun.
But when I tweeted this set I still wasn't getting the kind of responses I was hoping for. And I am confident this is because I'm not familiar with matrices. I'm going to have to spend some time familiarizing myself with inverses before I can teach them. By the end of the unit I'll have an entirely different idea about what important characteristics of matrices are. So until I get there, help me out? Describe a matrix using four characteristics and let's see if we can build a good WODB together!