Visual Maths: Fun with Barcodes
There are patterns even in daily objects arounds us. A book’s or any grocery product barcode may look like a bunch of random digits, but there is a secret mathematical code hidden in the barcode.
What pattern do you see in the Barcode below?
- There are alternate black and white vertical stripes
- Some stripes are thick and some stripes are thin
- It starts and ends with black color stripe.
Puzzle: Consider a 10cm barcode. How many different patterns can you create using combinations 1 cm or 2 cm (black and white stripe)
You can use paper cut outs of 1 cm and 2 cm and then place them in different combinations to find the patterns.