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Registered: 12/6/04
Posted: May 4, 1995 10:13 PM
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Here is a nice exercise for kids that introduces fractals (and similarity)
Take a cauliflower, break it up into little flowerets--doesn't each little
piece look like a miniature whole cauliflower? That's what self-similarity
is about. What other objects have that property? (ferns? tree branches?)

Mathematics is recognizing patterns, classifying objects; it's not just
Even kindergarten kids can appreciate fractals.


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