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Fractals and the Art of RoughnessLesson Planet
17 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Roughness is everywhere, contributing to the incredible complexity of the world around us. This complexity, however, is not without it's own unique sense of order. Join world-renown mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot as he looks at numerous...
Exponential Growth: Exponential, Fractal SnowflakesLesson Planet
10th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Examine an exponential growth model. Using a fractal, learners calculate the perimeters of each stage. When comparing the consecutive perimeters, a pattern emerges. They use the pattern to build an equation and make conclusions.
Using Cabri Geometry to Create FractalsLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Learners construct the Sierpinski Triangle using Cabri Jr. They use a step-by-step guide to construct the Sierpinski Triangle on their graphing calculator and then discuss the formula for constructing a nth stage Sierpinski Triangle.
What Is The Coastline Paradox?Lesson Planet
2 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Measurements of Australia's coast line range from 12,500 km long to 25,700 km long. What causes the difference in these measurements? The video discusses the coastline paradox, fractals, and the importance of the size of a measuring stick.
Human Tree: RatiosLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 7th CCSS: Designed
Create a personal tree. By visiting an exhibit at the National Museum of Mathematics, the resource introduces the idea of fractals. The exhibit takes an image of the person and creates a tree by repeating scaled images on the shoulders...
Human Tree: DilationsLesson Planet
2 mins 6th - 8th CCSS: Designed
Look at dilations exponentially. Using a fractal from a museum exhibit, the installment from the Math at the Core: Ratios series introduces the term dilation. The presenter points out that dilations can make images either smaller or...
Introduction to Fractals: Geometric FractalsLesson Planet
9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the concept of fractals. In this fractals lesson, students discuss Sierpinski's Triangle using an applet. Young scholars discuss the patterns involved with fractals. Students discuss the area of Sierpinski's...
Fractal Charm: Space Filling CurvesLesson Planet
3 mins 10th - Higher Ed
Viewers fill their minds with space-filling curves watching a video of animations that show examples of space-filling curves, such as the Peano curve and the "Flow Snake" curve. The video also illustrates how space-filling curves relate...