Friday, December 11, 2015

Week 14 -- Fractals!

In math we've been looking at fractals. We watched a great Nova program. Personally, I find many aspects of mathematics beautiful but, none more pleasing aesthetically. The film uses examples of computer animation and Star Wars [although, it's episode Six <shudder>] as irresistible hooks it the attention centers of the tween mind.

My small math group made a Fractal Tree out of Sierpinski Triangles and a small branching fractal, you can see it in the 5-6 Commons. We discussed adding another row of pages, but the six kids in class was the exact number needed for each to make one of the right-side up triangles for a three-row "tree".


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