Making Mandelbrot’s Masterpiece

The follow-up to last week’s Mandelbrot Magnitudes, is this week’s Making Mandelbrot’s Masterpiece! That’s right, we’re breathing the artistic life into the formula by testing thousands of points in the complex plane! This exercise in decomposition will unlock the mystery of the set and the kids can watch the image slowly unfold just as Benoit…

Mandelbrot Magnitudes

Do you teach kids about complex numbers? Then this lesson is for you!! If you’re like me, your lessons on this subject have failed to inspire kids or even show them any practicality into were complex numbers are used. Well my kids Algebra II kids were blown away by the Mandelbrot Fractal and writing this…

Stacking Cups

Have you tried Andrew Stadel’s Stacking Cups Lesson? If not, it is a great way to model linear equations as well as using a system of equations to find a solution. The problem asks students to find how many cups will be needed until the stacks of cups are the same height. This coding task…

Stacking Cups: Scratch

Emphasis: Algebra Creator: Andrew Stadel & Ashley Tewes    Twitter: @mr_stadel @ashleyanntewes Based on Andrew Stadel Stacking Cups Lesson. Students will model two different types of cups being stacked based on their heights. They will use the model to find when the two cups will reach the same height. View Lesson Here