# Fractal Hearts (Age 7)

## The Activities

1. Topics: Geometry, Fractals: Book: Mysterious Patterns: Finding Fractals in Nature by S. Campbell.
2. 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.
3. 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?

#### Mysterious Patterns

The kids were pretty interested in this book, and it led well into…

#### Drawing Fractals

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.

#### Fives

Some progress was made, but the kids aren’t as inventive as I might have expected. They’re especially hesitant to use subtraction, interestingly.