Students discuss and explore what fractals are and some different properties that they hold. They then build a simple fractal of their own in order to reinforce those concepts.
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Authentic Activities for Connecting Mathematics to the Real World
Check out the handout from a presentation that contains a collection of high school algebra projects connecting a variety of mathematics to the real world. Activities range from simple probabilities to calculus. The activities can be...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Exponential Growth: Exponential, Fractal Snowflakes
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.
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Fractals and the Art of Roughness
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...
17 mins 9th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable
Using Cabri Geometry to Create Fractals
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.
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed