Fractal Menagerie

December 14, 2017 Maddy B

A fractal is a curve or geometric figure which parts’ have the same statistical characteristics as the whole.  Fractals follow patterns or rules that recur at progressively larger or smaller scales.  An iteration is one repetition of this rule, and fractals have many iterations or levels […]

Snowflake Carpet Fractal

November 9, 2017 Maddy B

I am calling this the snowflake carpet fractal because the higher the levels go for this fractal, the more it looks like a snowflake. To make my carpet I took out (0,0) and (3,3). Below is the equation I used to calculate the surface area of level 1, 2, and 3. […]

Hinged Dissections

October 5, 2017 Maddy B

For our project we will be exploring the rhombic dodecahedron which is a 3D shape that is made when you turn a 3D cube inside out.  Our method for printing this will be printing out 6 pyramids of the same dimension and taping them together so that we can form both […]

Koch Snowflake

September 3, 2017 Maddy B

According to Wikipedia, a fractal is a curve or geometric figure which has the same statistical character as the whole.  The definition goes further, calling on the snowflake as a primary example of what a fractal is, because similar patterns recur at progressively smaller scales. […]


August 30, 2017 Maddy B

   Hi, my name is Maddy Biggins.  I’m a sophomore at JMU, majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders, with minors in special education and gerontology.  I took MATH220 last semester, and I have never been bad at math but it is not my favorite subject […]