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Students investigate fractals using a TI Navigator. In this geometry lesson, students create geometric representation of Cantor dust. They explore and model characteristics of functions.
Students identify the repeated sequences of a pattern. In this geometry lesson, students identify fractals in patterns and nature. They construct a fractal tree and make conjectures.
Students view a video to discover how patterns in nature relate to math. They explore the concept of exponential growth by observing and creating fractals. They solve and design word problems.
Students discover the interesting patterns and shapes referred to as "fractals."  In this geometry instructional activity, students utilize pieces of colored construction paper to create the branches of a fractal tree.  Students discuss the rules and shapes that must be used in order to create a legitimate fractal.
Students explore the concept of fractals. In this fractal lesson plan, students use applets to explore Koch's Snowflake, Sierpinski's Triangle, and other fractals. Students develop these concepts through exploration and teacher guided questions.
Students explore the concept of fractals. In this fractals lesson, students use the website to research where fractals occur in nature. Students research what fractals are and how fractals are used to solve real world problems.
Middle and high schoolers identify and analyze fractals and research information using the Internet to locate information about them. They look at fractals in relation to nature and other real world situations. Pupils create several types of fractals using various methods on grid paper and poster paper. Questions are included within each section of the instructional activity for students to respond to.
RAISE - Rural Alliance for Improving Science Education has put together an incredible lesson on fractals. Examples using Mandelbrot Sets, Sierpinski's Triangle and Koch's Snowflake are discussed with activities for each. There is a worksheet in which measurements are made on a segment of a river using 3 different scales. Note: There is a computer lesson for those who have access.
Sixth graders define what a fractal is and experiment with patterns. In this fractals lesson, 6th graders create fractals in a word processor by using right triangles.  Students rotate, shrink and reflect their designs.
This instructional activity introduces students to the ideas involved in understanding fractals. They develop a sense of infinity, self-similarity and recursion and
Young scholars define fractals and patterns. They explore how a seemingly random process can result in a pattern. Students practice probability and fractions skills by playing the chaos game online.
Young scholars use the Internet to answer lab questions about fractals, and then construct fractals using the initial stage and iteration rule. They complete tables and generate rules for the "nth" term and create their own fractals.
Students observe and discuss several different fractal drawings and relate them to patterns they see in nature. They use an online fractal tool to create and modify a fractal image and then create their own fractal image with paint.
Students create fractals, measure them, and complete research presentations about fractals and their history. In this fractals lesson plan, students fill out worksheets provided.
In this fractal functions worksheet, students complete fractal function problems for squares and triangles. Students complete 4 problems and fill in a chart.
Young scholars build fractals. In this math lesson, students examine the patterns of fractal development and describe them using algebra.
Students investigate the relationship between fractals and sequences. In this geometry lesson plan, students build a fractal tree. They investigate different career fields where fractals are used in the real world.
Students explore Fractal designs. In this geometry lesson plan, students observe the different polygons created in nature and relate it to math. They define polygons on planes and rotate polygons about a point.
Learners identify the properties of a dragon curve. In this geometry lesson, students identify sequences and patterns as they solve fractals. They investigate patterns found in nature.
Students explore the concept of fractals. In this fractals lesson, students discuss Sierpinski's Triangle using an applet. Students discuss the patterns involved with fractals. Students discuss the area of Sierpinski's triangle as the iterations go to infinity.

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