Playing with Dan Anderson’s Mandelbrot program

After seeing our introductory Mandelbrot project from yesterday:

An introduction tot he Mandelbrot set for kids

Dan Anderson sent us a link to a wonderful set of Mandelbrot Set-related resources on his programming page:

Today I had the boys play around with the “Mandelbrot Zoom” program:

Dan Anderson’s program “Mandelbrot Zoom”

It is really fun to hear what the kids have to say playing around with the Mandelbrot set.

My younger son was fascinated by the “mini Mandelbrots” that he saw as we zoomed in:


My older son wondered if the Mandelbrot set was connected. This problem actually took many years to resolve (it is) but it was fun to hear what he meant by “connected.”


So, a fun little project just talking about and exploring the Mandelbrot set.


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