- Topics: Geometry, Fractals: Book: Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by S. Campbell.
- Topics: Geometry, Fractals: I showed them how to make some standard fractals (tree, snowflake, Sierpinski triangle), and we spent some time drawing each of them. Some of the kids also designed their own fractals.
- Topics: Arithmetic, Order of Operations: We revisited the fives activity, where we tried to make as many numbers as possible using only fives and standard arithmetic operations. Here’s the progress so far:
How Did It Go?
The kids were pretty interested in this book, and it led well into…
We spent quite a bit of time on this; the kids would have happily done this the whole circle. Some of the invented fractals were pretty nice.
Some progress was made, but the kids aren’t as inventive as I might have expected. They’re especially hesitant to use subtraction, interestingly.