> Well, reading other people's response, I'm not sure why you say you > cannot discuss fractals without logarthms. It sure sounds like > investigations of fractals can serve the purpose of intellectual > development of students. I wonder what you meant by "discuss." I wonder > if you were thinking of "discussion" at much more sophisticated levels.
I think that all this talk about fractals in middle school serves promotional goals at the expence of best interests of students. Look: we study fractals! Why not quantum mechanics ? What students really need is basic culture, which is best developed by solving word problems. Andrei