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Fabulous Fractals

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners 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.
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Pyramid in The Desert

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Students investigate the Sierpinski triangle and calculate the ratio and area of the triangle. In this fractals instructional activity, students calculate parts of a Sierpincki triangle. They use Google Earth to help them construct the...
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Using Cabri Geometry to Create Fractals

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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.
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Fractals, An Inquiry: Day 3

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students develop questions for their inquiries and plan their experiments. They are supported by a modeled case study of Max the Dog's Inquiry Planning Process, as well as supported by a planning template, The Inquiry Organizer.
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Geometric Fractals and the Chaos Game

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students 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.
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Introduction to Fractals: Infinity, Self-Similarity and Recursion.

For Teachers 9th - 12th
This instructional activity introduces high schoolers to the ideas involved in understanding fractals. They develop a sense of infinity, self-similarity and recursion and
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Fun With Fractals

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Students use fractals to analyze nature. In this geometry instructional activity, students work in groups using technology and math to communicate. They identify where in the real world fractal can be seen.
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The Sierpinski Triangle

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students investigate the Sierpinski triangle. In this geometry lesson plan, students define fractal curves and its relationship to triangles. They identify repeating sequences and relate it to fractals.
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Introduction to Fractals: Geometric Fractals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of fractals. In this fractals lesson, students discuss Sierpinski's Triangle using an applet. High schoolers discuss the patterns involved with fractals. Students discuss the area of Sierpinski's...
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Fractals and the Chaos Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of fractals. In this fractals lesson, students play the "Chaos Game" via an applet. Students place dots on the screen to recognize that they have created Sierpinski's Triangle.
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The Mandelbrot Set

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore the concept of Mandelbrot sets and Julia sets. In this Mandelbrot and Julia set activity, students use a function integrator applet to investigate two-variable function iterations. Students use Julia set and Mandelbrot...
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Fractals

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Learners explore the concept of fractals. For this fractal lesson, students use applets to explore Koch's Snowflake, Sierpinski's Triangle, and other fractals. Learners develop these concepts through exploration and teacher guided...
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Fractals, An Inquiry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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.
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Introduction To Fractals: an Inquiry

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students evaluate a playful case study about a dog searching for fetching sticks to identify the steps in the science inquiry method. They read the case study and fill in a worksheet with the examples of questions, observations and...
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Finding Patterns in Fractals

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discover patterns and sequences. They use a website to explore patterns and fractals. Students share their discovery of fractals and their patterns with the class. They develop a list of patterns used in everyday life.
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Getting Familiar with Fractals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils 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.
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The Mandelbrot Set

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students are introduced to the notion of a complex number and function iteration in order to motivate the discussion of Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set.
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Why Study Fractals?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers explore the concept of fractals. In this fractals lesson, students use the website to research where fractals occur in nature. High schoolers research what fractals are and how fractals are used to solve real world...
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Patterns in Fractals

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students explore the concept of fractal patterns. For this fractal pattern lesson, students use an applet about the Hilbert Curve to answer questions about rectangles and other polygons. Students derive the fractal pattern when dividing...
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Irregular Fractals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the concept of irregular fractals. In this irregular fractals lesson, students discuss how to find fractal dimensions through teacher led discussion. Students calculate fractal dimensions of various fractals.
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Two-Variable Function Pump Exploration Questions

For Students 11th - 12th
Guiding students through two variable (complex) functions, this worksheet helps them perform complex arithmetic on 6 expressions. They iterate several functions with given starting points, determining whether each is a prisoner, escapee,...
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Day #8 - Fractals

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore fractals and draw fractal curves. To assist in remembering the methods, they sing a song about fractals, watch a video, and create images of fractals on dot paper. Students observe and discuss a comic strip about...
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Spatial Characterization of Animal Movement

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Young scholars identify biotic and abiotic factors which may alter the observed patterns in plant communities with different structural characteristics, climate, or environmental constraints.
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Fractals, An Inquiry: Day 5

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore the process and criteria for generating an effective report of their inquiries into fractals.They are provided with multiple report options for expressing their knowledge of the inquiry process.