Alice in Fractalland

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Take your class on a field trip to Fractalland where they'll learn all about number and shape patterns. Based on Disney's movie Alice in Wonderland, this resource takes young mathematicians on an adventure as they explore patterns in math including Pascal's Triangle, the Fibonacci Sequence, Mandelbrot's fractals and much more.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Show this presentation during a math unit on number patterns in the upper-elementary and middle school grade levels
  • Take time while showing the presentation for students to explore the different patterns with a partner or small group
  • Provide students with a copy of Pascal's Triangle to use when examining the number patterns that lie within it
  • If the technology is available, create a worksheet that guides students as they view the presentation independently or with a partner
Classroom Considerations

  • Some of the content may go beyond the abilities of elementary learners, simply focus instruction on the topics familiar to your students
Pros

  • Examples are included that show how mathematical patterns are present in everyday life
  • Each slide includes presenter notes that support teachers with using this resource as an instructional tool
Cons

  • None
Common Core