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Introduction to Fractals

The Introduction to fractals section of this workshop is designed to do just that for students. This section shows students three examples of famous fractals in order to get them thinking about what fractals are and how they are formed.

The Hilbert Curve is the first of three fractals in this section designed to get students to start thinking about fractals and introduce them to terminology surrounding fractals.

Sierpinski's Triangle is the second fractal example in this section. After being exposed to two different fractals, students should begin to explore the idea of how fractals are "generated." Vocabulary will continue to be introduced during this activity.

The last fractal of this section is Koch's Snowflake . Named after Helge von Koch, this fractal is extremely interesting because it encloses a finite area with an infinite perimeter. This fractal continues to stress vocabulary and concepts surrounding fractals.