Coding Fractal Art Using Mathematics #csk8

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Coding Fractal Art Using Mathematics #csk8
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Although this was an Art task, our Art teacher (@MrsPDU) allowed my students to code their fractal piece. Check out the Geometry expectations this also covered, besides the Art component.

Grade 8 – Students Will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the geometric properties of quadrilaterals and circles and the applications of geometric properties in the real world;
  • represent transformations using the Cartesian coordinate plane, and make connections between transformations and the real world.

Patterning and Algebra also appear in this project. Data is stored in variables and there are multiple repeating patterns.

Let’s not forget creativity, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, challenges, problem solving and inquiry.

And AC/DC was a nice touch.

 

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6 Responses for this post

  1. Kyle Pearce
    Kyle Pearce
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    Hi Brian,

    Looks really cool. Any chance you have a post explaining what the kids are actually doing to make the fractal art? Looks really interesting.

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  2. Aviva
    Aviva
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    I love how this combined both the geometry and the art expectations (and how you worked with a prep coverage teacher to make this work). This is a great example of teacher collaboration. What benefit(s) did this collaboration have for your students? How did it lead to a greater understanding of the math and art concepts? I’d love to hear more!

    Aviva

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