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A Fractals Unit for Elementary...

Fractals (Math 7) 
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A teaching unit on fractals for students and teachers in grades 4 to 8, that adults are free to enjoy, designed to introduce students to fractals and the underlying mathematics. It focuses on fractals...
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Fractal Tool

Fractals (Math 7) 
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Play with shapes that grow, shrink, and change over several stages. Explore selfsimilarity and patterns in fractal measurements. Can you see how these shapes are fractals?
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Aggregation: Growing Fractal S...

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Students investigate the models by which fractal patterns aggregate. Several questions are posed and different activities are suggested to go along with the DiffusionLimited Aggregation applet.
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Another Hilbert Curve

Fractals (Math 7) 
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This activity allows the user to show how changing the generator slightly in a line replacement fractal can have a significant impact on the final product.
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Chaos

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Learn the concepts and applications of chaos theory.
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Chaos Dialogue

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Introduces the notion of chaos as the breakdown in predictability.
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Chaos is Everywhere Dialogue

Fractals (Math 7) 
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Shows the wide spread use of fractals and chaos in science and nature.
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Coastline

Fractals (Math 7) 
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Students can investigate the idea that the coastline is a practical example of a fractal with this applet.
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DiffusionLimited Aggregation:...

Fractals (Math 7) 
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This simulation shows two different ways fractals can be aggregated, either by a random walk or by special parameters of a straight walk.
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Dimension and Scale Dialogue

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Discusses fractal dimension, how that dimension relates to scale, and the formula needed to calculate the fractal dimension of an object.
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Dimension for Irregular Fracta...

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Discusses the problem of determining the fractal dimension of irregular fractals and how the scale is indeterminite in these fractals.
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Exponents and Logarithms Dialo...

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Gives an introduction to the concept of a logarithms and shows how logs can be used to calculate fractal dimension.
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Flake Maker

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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This activity allows the user to build custom line deformation fractals.
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Fractal Coastline

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson plan provides a practical application of fractals for students: the coastline. Teachers give students different handson activities as well as work with a Java applet that shows the fracta...
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Fractal Dimensions

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This activity allows the user to calculate the fractal dimension of a series of regular fractals without access to a calculator.
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Fractal Properties

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is an overview of fractal properties with definitions and activities.
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Fractal Tree

Fractals (Math 7) 
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This applet allows you to play with a fractal tree.
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Fractals  Iterative

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Generate six different fractals.
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Fractals  Koch and Sierpinski

Fractals (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Koch's curve is the boundary of the Koch Snowflake obtained by beginning with an equilateral triangle, removing the middle third of each side and replacing it with two sides of a smaller triangle, and...
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Fractals  Mandelbrot and Juli...

Fractals (Math 7) 
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This virtual manipulative allows you to examine and experiment with the infinitely complex structure of Mandlebrot and Julia sets.
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Fractals  Polygon

Fractals (Math 7) 
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Change the parameters to create a new fractal.
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Fractals and the Chaos Game

Fractals (Math 7) 
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Introduces the chaos game and how it relates to geometric fractals.
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Fractals: An Introductory Less...

Fractals (Math 7) 
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The purpose of this lesson is to learn very simple methods to construct fractals, to do and practice some math, to appreciate the beauty of fractals, and finally to have fun with math. The lesson i...
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Fractals: Koch Snowflake

Fractals (Math 7) 
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This activity shows how to make the Koch Snowflake fractal handson, stepbystep by using triangle grid paper which is provided.
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Fractals: Sierpinski Triangle

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This activity shows how to make a Sierpinski Triangle handson, stepbystep by using triangle grid paper which is provided.
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