A fun fractal project: exploring the Gosper curve

Over the last few days I’ve been preparing a project with the boys based a great fractal geometry example I found in this wonderful book: We finally got going with that project this morning. The starting point was watching this Vi Hart video which gives a “proof” that After we watched the video we sat … Continue reading A fun fractal project: exploring the Gosper curve

Sharing Grant Sanderson’s Fractal Dimension video with kids

A few weeks ago Grant Sanderson published this amazing video about fractal dimension: I’ve had it in my mind to share this video with the boys, but the discussion of logarithms sort of scared me off. Last week, though, at the 4th and 5th grade Family Math night the Gosper curve fractals were super popular. … Continue reading Sharing Grant Sanderson’s Fractal Dimension video with kids

4th and 5th grade “notice and wonder” Family Math night

I’m kicking around the idea of doing a “notice and wonder” project for 4th and 5th grade Family Math night next week. I’m expecting about 20 kids and families and I think I have enough prints to make it work, although this type of hour long activity is something that I’ve not tried before. The … Continue reading 4th and 5th grade “notice and wonder” Family Math night

Sharing Kelsey Houston-Edwards’s Pi video with kids

We really enjoyed watching Kelsey Houston-Edwards’s latest PBS Infinite Series video last night: We’ve played around with a few ideas about altering Pi a few times previously. One was with Vi Hart’s “Pi = 4” video in this project: A fun fractal project – exploring the Gosper curve A second time was a super fun … Continue reading Sharing Kelsey Houston-Edwards’s Pi video with kids