Thurs Aug 31 – What is a fractal?

Today in class we will talk about the Dragon Curve, what makes it a fractal, and three different ways that it can be constructed. We’ll also print some extra copies so we can make a huge model out of them later.

Although we’ll still be talking about the Dragon Curve next week, at the same time you will each choose a different fractal to learn about and 3D print. This is your next assignment, due on Tuesday, and it will require you to write a blog post with mathematical facts and find a 3D-printable model of your fractal. The full instructions and an example blog post are at First Fractal – Mandelbrot set.

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