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LEARNING PLAN Exploratory Activities What is this stuff Students are introduced to the concept of fractals using the own art work Students are asked to compare and contrast their own art work with the art of M C Escher and fractal art Concept Development Activities How small can you go Coastline measurements as fractals Students will determine what it means to be a fractal Students are given a map of Texas and asked to measure the perimeter of the border with different size measuring sticks Create a Sierpinski Triangle using Geometry Sketchpad Students will put their working definition of fractals to the test by creating a Sierpinski Triangle using what they have learned about fractals so far Fractal Webquest by Sharon Swihart Students will use internet resources to answer the main questions of what a fractal is does it occur for a reason etc in cooperative learning groups Basic Facts and Standard Algorithms Formalized Self Similarity The quality or state of having a likeness or resemblance to oneself Area A roughly bounded part of the space on a surface Ration and Proportion A statement in which two ratios are equal Random Numbers Numbers that are chosen using a method with no obvious pattern Midpoints A point that is exactly half way between two set points Triangles Three sided polygon Tesselation Congruent plane figures shapes that cover a plane completely without overlapping Assessment Daily Assessment Through journal entries Observation in the classroom Summaries of learning experiences CONCEPT Finding Fractals in Nature Materials and Resources To Fractal or not to Fractal that is the question www manteno k12 il us webquest middle Math Fractals fractalquest htm Fractals in Layman s Terms www fractalus com home Arcadia directed by Trevor Nunn played at the Vivian Beaumont Theater Lincoln Center New York City until mid August 1995 The Cushman Network fractals www thecushman net projects fractals Texas maps Different measuring sticks Originality and Creativity

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