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ERIC Number: EJ1150553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Do-It-Yourself Fractal Functions
Shriver, Janet; Willard, Teri; McDaniel, Mandy
Mathematics Teacher, v110 n9 p694-697 May 2017
In the set of fractal activities described in this article, students will accomplish much more than just creating a fun set of cards that simply resemble an art project. Goals of this activity, designed for an algebra 1 class, are to encourage students to generate data, look for and analyze patterns, and create their own models--all from a set of fractal cards that they construct. The activity and extension could also be used in an algebra 2 class to review exponential equations and practice working with basic exponent rules. The fractal cards produce perfect data for developing concise, explicit equations while requiring students to think critically.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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