Fractivities! Coming soon to a school near you! (If you issue the invitation.)

New to Minnesota, Jennifer Schuetz from the Fractal Foundation brought fun fractal activities, or fractivities, to Math On-A-Stick last summer.
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Younger students had the opportunity to learn how the Sierpinski triangle is a fractal – by repeating a simple pattern over and over again, smaller versions of the same pattern are created.
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Older students created their own Sierpinski triangles with wooden sticks and glitter glue to make a fractal with sticks!
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With help from Minneapolis High School art teacher Stephanie Woldom and math teacher Morgan Fierst, we had tons of fractal fun with hundreds of children and their parents from across Minnesota!
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Jennifer’s dream turned into reality: job title of visiting artist/mathematician!
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Jennifer leads fractal education in classrooms and other venues across Minnesota, the U.S. and the world (her geographic reach is ever-expanding just like fractals!). Fractals are not only appealing to children but also adults… even senior citizens have fun learning about them!

Instructions to 12 fractivities and associated worksheets and answer keys are at: http://www.fractalfoundation.org/resources/fractivities.

What do you think about projecting videos of fractal zooms accompanied to original music onto the dome of a planetarium? The Fractal Foundation also does this! More information can be found at:  http://fractalfoundation.org/fractal-shows/fulldome-content/

You can also get in touch with Jennifer to see how to do this. Check out some videos at: http://fractalfoundation.org/videos/

Finally, Jennifer is looking for gigs in schools! Get in touch through the Fractal Foundation Facebook page.

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