Links to Fractal-Related Web Pages
Ask Dr. Math
Click to connect: http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/abt.drmath.html
Run by a "swat team" of math students hailing mostly from Swarthmore College, this site will answer any math question for students from kindergarten to high school during the academic year (September-May). There are a number of ways to use this resource. You can go directly to the Dr. Math Archives, which are divided into Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College levels, or you can search the entire archives at once by keyword (decimal, fractal, pi, proof, etc.). You can also submit your own question directly by using the link provided or by sending e-mail to the address indicated. You will receive a personalized answer via e-mail within a day (make sure your address is correct). The archives are made up of past submissions that deal not merely with problem solving, but also with math history, riddles, brain teasers, and more.
Contours of the Mind
Click to connect: http://online.anu.edu.au/ITA/ACAT/contours/contours.html
The Contours of the Mind Web page celebrates fractals, feedback, and chaos, bringing together a blend of visual art, science, and music. Individuals from around the world contributed their work for display in the exhibition of "Sonic and Visual Art at the Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery." In the online catalog of this site, users will find an alphabetical listing of all contributors to the Contours of the Mind exhibition. There is also a Digital Gallery, where you can view works that appear in the exhibition only in electronic form.
A Fractals Lesson
Click to connect: http://cml.rice.edu:80/~lanius/frac/
What do forests reflected in a lake and the coastline of the United Kingdom have in common? They are examples of fractals. This is a "learn by doing" Web site; beginners will find some great exercises but little theory. Your adventure begins as you discover the Sierpinski Triangle. Once you've tackled that successfully, you graduate to the Koch Snowflake. Finally, test your imagination and come up with your own fractal designs! Suggestions are provided for teachers on how to incorporate these exercises into the classroom, and there are follow-up questions for students. To see more fractals, follow the link to Look at Some Fractals on the Web. When youre ready for theory and explanation, follow the Learn More About Fractals link.
Click to connect: http://graffiti.u-bordeaux.fr/MAPBX/louvet/jpl01a.html
This web site contains extensive information on fractals. Both technical and historical stuff.
Mandelbrot and Julia Set Explorer
Click to connect: http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/julia/explorer.html
This interactive site provides an introduction to fractals and allows visitors to create their own fractal pictures.
Click to connect: http://ncsa.uiuc.edu/Edu/Fractal/Fgeom.html
This site explains many of the in depth mathematical calculations about fractals.