Monday-Day One

Day One - Monday

Title/Theme: Course Introduction, History and Introduction to Fractals.

Lecture Topics: What are fractals?


  • Introduction to different fractals.
  • Discuss how are they the same and how are they different.
  • Discuss the mathematics behind fractals.
  • Create simple fractals by hand.

Learning Goal:  Students will be introduced to fractals and be able to create simple fractals when the algebraic formula is known.

Activity Details: PowerPoint presentation showing natural shapes of fractals all around us and examples of real fractals, e.g., broccoli, cauliflower, …, followed by student’s activity sheet.

Facilities Required: Computer Lab

Materials: Color prints of handouts; laminated color photos of fractal examples; Notepads and pens, tapes, glue, a few broccoli, cauliflower, etc.