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Visit this site: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/frac/

Author:Cynthia Lanius
Description: This lesson plan for exploring fractals is designed so 4th through 8th grade students can work independently and be assessed innovatively. It conforms to the 1989 NCTM standards, and provides links to other fractal sites. Contents: Why study fractals? Making fractals: Sierpinski Triangle, Sierpinski Meets Pascal, Jurassic Park Fractal, Koch Snowflake. Fractal Properties: Self-similarity, Fractional dimension, Formation by iteration. Teacher-to-Teacher notes; Fractals on the Web.

Levels: Late Elem. (3-5), Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Lesson Plans and Activities, Internet-Based Projects
Math Topics: Basic Algebra, Fractals

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