1st Semester Fractal Project
Project Description and Rubric:
See Google Classroom
Use the following websites to start answer your questions and inform yourself about fractals.
Fractal Foundation Online Course: Answers several questions!
Mathigon-Introduction to Fractals: Answers several questions!
What is a fractal?
http://science.howstuffworks.com/math-concepts/fractals.htm Make sure to look at all the pages!
What is self-similarity?
How is the dimension of a fractal different from lines, rectangles, etc.?
What is iteration?
Where are fractals found in nature?
What are fractals used for?
This picture of the Sierpinski triangle is from the Church Santa Maria in Trastevere, Rome, Italy from the 12th or 13th century.
.Wild Cabbage: a natural fractal
Watch each of the videos for more information on fractals:
Nova Video (we will watch this one in class)