Introduction to Fractals: Infinity, Self-Similarity and Recursion


  • Aug 29 2010 1:58 PM

    David Melton

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This lesson, from the Shodor Education Foundation, Inc., 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 infinity are used, and skill at pattern recognition is practiced.

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    Grade: 8

    Topics: Geometry, Measurement & Geometry, Functions, Algebra & Functions, Mathematics, Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability, Number Sense

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    Teaching Method: Simulation; Discussions