Cynthia Lanius

A Fractals Unit for Elementary and Middle School Students

Handout URL's

Below is a list of pages used in this unit. The left column is the online version. The right column contains corresponding handouts. Lessons are free for teachers to use in their classroom.

 
   Online Version
   Introduction

  Why study fractals?
    What's so hot about
    fractals, anyway?

  Making fractals
    Sierpinski Triangle
         Using Java
         Math questions
         Sierpinski Meets Pascal
    Jurassic Park Fractal
         Using JAVA
         It grows complex
         Real first iteration
         Encoding the fractal
         World's Largest
    Koch Snowflake
         Using Java
         Infinite perimeter
         Finite area
         Anti-Snowflake
            Using Java

  Fractal Properties
    Self-similarity
    Fractional dimension
    Formation by iteration

  For Teachers
    Teachers' Notes
    Teacher-to-Teacher

  Comments
    My fractals mail
    Send fractals mail

  Fractals on the Web
    The Math Forum

  Other Math Lessons
    by Cynthia Lanius

   
   Print Version  
    Introduction

  Why study fractals?
    What's so hot about
    fractals, anyway?

  Making fractals
    Sierpinski Triangle
         Math questions
    Sierpinski Meets Pascal   Page Two
    Jurassic Park Fractal
         It grows complex
         Real first iteration
    Koch Snowflake
         Infinite perimeter
         Finite area
         Anti-Snowflake

  Fractal Properties
    Self-similarity
    Fractional dimension
    Formation by iteration

    Triangle grid paper.

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