Extractions: Boston University Zooming Sierpinski This project is a National Science Foundation sponsored project designed to help secondary school and college teachers of mathematics bring contemporary topics in mathematics (chaos, fractals, dynamics) into the classroom, and to show them how to use technology effectively in this process. At this point, there are a number of Java applets available at this site for use in teaching ideas concerning chaos and fractals. There are also several interactive papers designed to help teachers and students understand the mathematics behind such topics as iteration, fractals, iterated function systems (the chaos game), and the Mandelbrot and Julia sets. This is an interactive site designed to teach the mathematics behind the Mandelbrot and Julia sets. It consists of a series of tours in which you will discover some of the incredibly interesting and beautiful mathematics behind these images. The site is designed to be used by readers of
Fractals Peruse these links to information about fractals. Find out what one is and what they look like. chaos Club. Educational resources, online games and resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans, student created to help teach ideas about fractals to high school http://www.cln.org/themes/fractals.html
Extractions: Fractals Theme Page This "Theme Page" has links to information about Fractals. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme. Please read our An Internet Fractal Lesson Chaos Club Educational resources, online games and message chat areas for students and teachers exploring fractals. Be sure to check out the "tutorial" for a unit by Cynthia Lanius in which elementary and middle students utilize online resources to study properties of fractals either independently or with a teacher. Lessons can be downloaded and printed. Explorer The Explorer is a collection of information on educational resources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans, student created materials ...) that K-12 mathematics and science educators can download. Enter "Fractals" in the search engine and you'll see about a dozen resources. Exploring Fractals This site for secondary students explores several aspects of fractals. After an introduction to fractals, the author explores assigning dimensions, both non-integer and integer, and several ways of generating fractals.
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Math Activities Self Directed Learning 8-14 Select and discuss activities with help from parents or teacher. (chaos, fractals, dynamics) bar graphs and pie charts. These activities will teach the ability to apply math skills http://www.learningtrain.net/newpage131.htm
Extractions: Your Work Bench Take online notes, develop reports, submit questions. For longer assignments use Develop a Report . For other activities, you may copy and paste your work to EMail Assignment to submit to parents and teacher, or copy and paste your online work to a Word file and save. Use this feature to draft short reports, ask questions, or request assistance. Your teacher will suggest additional activities in areas of interest and strength. They will also suggest activities and projects to develop skills in areas that need improvements. Your progress is based upon knowledge and understanding. Go learn! Extra Help. Use define word You may also use Resources Learning Objectives: They will demonstrate communication skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and presenting from the core of language and literacy skills. The ultimate purpose of the following learning activities is to ensure that all learners are offered the opportunities, the encouragement and the support to develop the basic math skills they need to pursue lifelong goals, meet business objectives and participate as an informed member of society. These skills will be accomplished by successful completion of selected resources, assessment activities and tutorials to the satisfaction of parents and/or teacher.
Law And Disorder: The New Science Of Chaos and Exploring fractals. fractals are chaos and order, math and This web site will teach you about the programming Fractal Explorer, and interactive activities, our goal is to http://www.lawsofwisdom.com/LawsofWisdom/chapter6.html
Extractions: The outer world can often seem as chaotic as our inner world - our stream of consciousness. Coherence can all too easily elude us. We usually experience a convoluted flow of happenings and events. The fragmented, fractal nature of everyday reality, and people, is one of our basic problems. To use thinking to sort things out - to start making sense of it all - we must first find the basic structure to reality. The structure reveals the order underneath the chaos. We have seen the fourfold nature of consciousness; the laws concerning the four functions and four brain waves. An equivalent fourfold law applies in the material world. This was recently discovered by scientists working in the new field of Chaos. They found that seemingly-chaotic, lawless actions in the outer world actually followed a hidden order. The order they discovered was fourfold. They found that all outer phenomena are governed by what they call the four "attractors". The attractors are forces which bring order out of disorder. They are called the point attractor, the cycle or circuit attractor, the torus attractor and the strange attractor. The attractors are in accord with the four functions: torus-sensing; cycle-thinking; point-feeling and strange-willing. They form a basic Constitutional Law of the outer world of nature.
Classroom Activities Classroom activities. As mentioned in the introduction, most of mathematical phenomena such as chaos, fractals, and bifurcations. ideas you are probably trying to teach anyway. http://www.gettysburg.edu/~jfink/vanworkshop/classact.html
Extractions: As mentioned in the introduction, most of the ideas discussed here have been presented to high school students in mathematics clubs, in summer workshops, and in the classroom itself. The experiences have been quite positive. Iteration is the key to many ideas in dynamical systems, and students are able to grasp the concept quite easily. Working only with x + c for real and complex values of c , students can be exposed to contemporary mathematical phenomena such as chaos, fractals, and bifurcations. If you are reluctant to deal with complex numbers and prefer to work only with real numbers, students can still understand and compute orbits and draw time-series plots and histograms. They can also do something we didn't have time to covernamely, orbit and bifurcation diagrams. Those ideas are covered in the programs Lab 2 - Plot and Analyze and Lab 3 - Orbit Diagram . We can look at them, if you're interested. Also, the ideas in last summer's workshop using the program Lab 4 - Fractals are accessible to students at all levels. This material can occupy students for several weeks.
Math Resources chaos in the Classroom ways to teach fractals and chaos theory using hands on of educationalresources (instructional software, lab activities, lesson plans http://www.monroe.k12.la.us/mcs/hot_list/math.html
Brief Vita: Robert L. Devaney students who have taken calculus; and chaos, fractals, and Dynamics A Tool Kit ofDynamics activities, all aimed on all continents so if you teach at South http://math.bu.edu/people/bob/brief-vita.html
Extractions: A native of Methuen, Massachusetts, Professor Robert L. Devaney is currently Professor of Mathematics at Boston University. He received his BA from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA in 1969 and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973 under the direction of Stephen Smale. (Click here for his complete "mathematical" genealogy.) He taught at Northwestern University, Tufts University, and the University of Maryland before coming to BU in 1980. His main area of research is dynamical systems, primarily complex analytic dynamics, but also including Hamiltonian systems, planar mappings, and computer experiments in dynamics. Lately, he has become intrigued with the incredibly rich topological aspects of dynamics, including such things as indecomposable continua and Cantor bouquets. He is the author of over seventy research papers in these fields. He is also the author or editor of ten books on various aspects of dynamical systems theory. These include " An Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems ," a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Mathematics and researchers in other fields; "
Briefme: Jan_24_2000_vol_061_No_13.htm The notions of determinative chaos, fractals, and nonlinear is a hypertextbook of chaos theory, a Other activities teach various physical concepts and use http://www.briefme.com/archive/061/articles/Jan_24_2000_vol_061_No_13.htm
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Cbbkgd Handheld fractals-activities for the Using Discrete Mathematics to teach 'Regular'Math Cellular Automata and Natural fractals , chaos and Computers Workshop http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~biehl/cbbkgd.html
Extractions: (Most recent listed first) Publications "Forest Fires, Oil Spills, and Fractal Geometry: An Investigation in Two Parts."; "Part 1: Cellular Automata and Modeling Natural Phenomena"; The Mathematics Teacher ;Volume 91 Number 8; November, 1998; pp.682-7. "Forest Fires, Oil Spills, and Fractal Geometry: An Investigation in Two Parts"; "Part 2: Natural Phenomena and Fractal Complexity"; The Mathematics Teacher ; Volume 92 Number 2; February, 1999; pp.128-39. "Discrete Mathematics in the Classroom: A Fresh Start for Secondary Students"; Discrete Mathematics: Impact in the K - 12 Curriculum; The Mathematical Association of America; 1997; pp.317-22. "Goodwill Tours" classroom activity; Mathematics of the States ; CoMAP; Lexington, MA; 1996; pp.131-8. "Fractal Programs for the TI-8X"; Precalculus: A Graphing Approach (contributing author); R. Larson et al; D.C. Heath; 1993-5. "Fractal Programs for the TI-8X; College Algebra: A Graphing Approach (contributing author); R. Larson et al; D.C. Heath; 1993-5.
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Enrichment - Secondary School secret solutions to these problems and activities. Using the Newspaper to teach Math,Science chaos, fractals, and Dynamics Computer Experiences in Mathematics http://www.awl.ca/school/math/mr/enr/books/enrbooks.html
Extractions: The little insights and ideas we all so laboriously discovered for ourselves come together in this carefully-structured, systematic book about mathematical proofs. Once students understand and analyze the structure of proofs, theyll be able to follow the more informal versions in texts and learn to create their own. Number Treasury
Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition students who have taken calculus; and chaos, fractals, and Dynamics A Tool Kit ofDynamics activities, all aimed on all continents so if you teach at South http://www.delta.edu/math/mmpc/bioDevaney.html
Extractions: A native of Methuen, Massachusetts, Professor Robert L. Devaney is currently Professor of Mathematics at Boston University. He received his BA from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA in 1969 and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 1973 under the direction of Stephen Smale. He taught at Northwestern University, Tufts University, and the University of Maryland before coming to BU in 1980. His main area of research is dynamical systems, primarily complex analytic dynamics, but also including Hamiltonian systems, planar mappings, and computer experiments in dynamics. Lately, he has become intrigued with the incredibly rich topological aspects of dynamics, including such things as indecomposable continua and Cantor bouquets. He is the author of over seventy research papers in these fields. He is also the author or editor of ten books on various aspects of dynamical systems theory. These include "An Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems," a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Mathematics and researchers in other fields; "A First Course in Chaotic Dynamical Systems," written for undergraduate college students who have taken calculus; and "Chaos, Fractals, and Dynamics: Computer Experiments in Modern Mathematics" and the series of four books collectively called "A Tool Kit of Dynamics Activities," all aimed at high school students and teachers as well as college faculty teaching introductory dynamics courses, including courses aimed at non-science majors.
2002 NATM Summer Conference - Program Speakers Play a chaos game Come see how to generate your own fractals using spreadsheets, paperfolding Basic rocketry for the beginner with fun, safe activities to teach http://www.nde.state.ne.us/NMSI/natm/text/c200207/program.html
Extractions: Speaker: Mary Lynn Reiser, UNO Center for Economic Education, Omaha "Show Me the Money" Introducing curriculum for integrating personal finance topics into the middle level math classes. The session will provide an overview of the lessons. Participants will get copies of a guide; information will also be given on the Nebraska Council on Economic Education Stock Market Game. Time: 9:00 - 9:50 AM Session #4 Level 2-6 Lied - Room 224
ECOO97 Session D Friday, May 2, At 2:30 D14 Follow the Bouncing Ball D15 chaos, fractals and the all students use IBM notebooksfor their daily activities. that teachers aren't using it to teach. http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/ecoo/e97/D.html
HRUMC IX - More Information from modern mathematics such as chaos, fractals, and dynamics This network offersoutreach activities in science of explorations designed to teach students at http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/mcs/hrumc9in.htm
Extractions: Sponsored by SALLIE MAE Directions to Hamilton College Hamilton Campus Map Lodging Information - link now active Conference Parking Parking near the center of campus is very limited so we ask that you park in North Lot (or Siberia as it is known to the students). We will run a shuttle service although it is an easy walk. As you reach the top of the hill on College Hill Road, you will see signs for North Lot to your right or you may proceed several hundred yards father to the registration site (ELS) on your left. You can drop off students there and then head for North Lot. HRUMC IX - Schedule of Sessions. (Click on the details links for room numbers and lists of talks for each session.) Welcome and Invited Address - Wellin Hall Title: Chaos Games and Fractal Images Robert Devaney, Boston University
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Math Ideas And Activities M-Z a handson approach to teach geometry using sites with classroom paper folding activitiesfor geometry fractals, chaos is another good tutorial by the author. http://www.nuatc.org/resources/weblinks/math/mathideasM_Z.html
Extractions: Return to Resources Ideas and Activities M - Z MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. The MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive, provided by University of St Andrews in Scotland features a collection of more than 1,500 biographies of mathematicians, with snapshots arranged in alphabetical and chronological lists. This site, suitable for grades 6-12, also includes birthplace maps, history topics, an index to female mathematicians, and related Web resources. Harvey Heinz 's Magic Squares, Magic Stars & Other Patterns contains an extensive collection of `magic' number patterns, from the simple 3x3 square to the intricate five-in-one star for grades 7-12. The site includes other interesting patterns, such as narcissistic numbers and prime patterns. All the presentations are clearly illustrated and well explained. To find additional magic square resources, scroll to "Links to similar Web sites". Magic Squares.
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