Look out! You almost hit that Jack Rabbit crossing the road!
Do you suppose that rabbit thinks it can live forever? Say, that gives me an idea.
Suppose rabbits did live forever. Let’s say that there is an island somewhere with lots of vegetation for rabbits, and no predators.
Suppose two rabbits are placed on the island and that every pair of rabbits has a litter of 4 rabbits.
So after 1 generation there would be 2 + 4 = 6 rabbits. After two generations there would be 6 + 12 = 18 rabbits.
Show the generation number, the number of rabbits, and the number of rabbits per square foot, assuming the island is one square mile in size and that there are 5280 feet in a mile.
Allow the user to choose the number of generations to show.
How would the rabbit population grow with each generation?
I have also made a little competition with the students, they were to develop a random generator program, which we used to show how it could be used, it was an interesting lesson, then getting the students to get there random number generator working so they could all have an individual number caused some headaches, as normal, not all students follow instructions at once, which caused a few problems. Next comes the chocolate fish awards for most creative use of the button. I am still thinking about how I can do this but it should be fun.