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A Fractals Unit for Elementary...

Fractals (Geometry) 
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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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Aggregation: Growing Fractal S...

Fractals (Geometry) 
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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Fractals: Koch Snowflake

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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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

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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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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Chaos

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Learn the concepts and applications of chaos theory.
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Fractal Coastline

Fractals (Geometry) 
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 Properties

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is an overview of fractal properties with definitions and activities.
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Fractals and the Chaos Game

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces the chaos game and how it relates to geometric fractals.
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Introduction to Fractals: Geom...

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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This activity is designed to further the work of the Infinity, SelfSimilarity and Recursion lesson by showing students other classical fractals, the Sierpinski Triangle and Carpet, this time involvin...
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Introduction to Fractals: Infi...

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is designed to get students to think about several of the concepts from fractals, including recursion and self similarity. The mathematical concepts of line segments, perimeter, area and i...
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Irregular Fractals

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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This lesson is designed to continue the discussion of fractals started in the Infinity, SelfSimilarity and Recursion, Geometric Fractals and Fractals and Chaos Game lessons. Students are introduced t...
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Mandelbrot Set

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Students are introduced to the notion of a complex number and function iteration in order to motivate the discussion of Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set.
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Pascal's Triangle Lesson

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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The following discussions and activities are designed to lead the students to explore the number patterns and fractal properties of Pascal's Triangle. Basic arithmetic operations of multiplication and...
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Patterns In Fractals

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Introduces students to the idea of finding number patterns in the generation of several different types of fractals.
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Properties of Fractals

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Java Applet 
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This activity is designed to further the work of the Infinity, SelfSimilarity and Recursion, Geometric Fractals, and Fractals and the Chaos Game lessons by leading the students to build a working def...
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Chaos Dialogue

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Introduces the notion of chaos as the breakdown in predictability.
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Chaos is Everywhere Dialogue

Fractals (Geometry) 
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Shows the wide spread use of fractals and chaos in science and nature.
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Dimension and Scale Dialogue

Fractals (Geometry) 
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 (Geometry) 
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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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Mandelbrot Set Dialogue

Fractals (Geometry) 
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Shows how the set of all Julia Sets are used to create the classic Mandelbrot fractal.
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Plane Figure Fractals Dialogue

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Compares fractals with one and two dimensional generators.
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Prisoners and Escapees  Julia...

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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Defines the notion of prisoners and escapees as they pertain to iterative functions. A prisoner ultimately changes to a constant while escapees iterate to infinity.
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Properties of Fractals Dialogu...

Fractals (Geometry) 
Java Applet 
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A dialogue between a student and a mentor about the properties of fractals.
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SelfSimilarity Dialogue

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Discusses how fractals are selfsimilar objects.
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Fractal Tool

Fractals (Geometry) 
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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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