# 1st Semester Fractal Project

**Project Description and Rubric:**

See Google Classroom

**Interactive Fractals:**

**http://andrew-hoyer.com/experiments/fractals/**

**Readings:**

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?**

http://www.stsci.edu/~lbradley/seminar/fractals.html

**How is the dimension of a fractal different from lines, rectangles, etc.?**

https://youtu.be/gB9n2gHsHN4?t=115

**What is iteration?**

http://www.inminds.com/fractal.html

**Where are fractals found in nature?**

http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2008/09/07/17-amazing-examples-of-fractals-in-nature/

**What are fractals used for?**

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/icons/fractal/transform/

**Benoit Mandelbrot**

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/mandelbrot-fractal.html

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/ibm100/us/en/icons/fractal/

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

**Videos:**

Watch each of the videos for more information on fractals:

Nova Video (we will watch this one in class)