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Fractals at the Minnesota State Fair

Fractals at the Minnesota State Fair

The Fractal Foundation was the “visiting artist/mathematician” for the second year in a row at Math on a Stick at the Minnesota State Fair. We had tons of fun and debuted our new plastic pieces which with we build tetrahedrons (ZomeTool). Tons of fun was had by all!  

New Triangles Received!

New Triangles Received!

We want to thank Mrs. Montgomery’s 5th grade homeroom class from Chestnutwold Elementary School in Ardmore, PA for sending us the Sierpinski triangles they created to be part of our Fractal Trianglethon! Ironically, they had exactly 27 triangles in their packet, which makes a great third order Sierpinski triangle made out of Sierpinski triangles. Keep those triangles […]

Sky City Community School – 21s...

Sky City Community School – 21st Century Summer School 2016

The Fractal Foundation is honored to have been invited back for yet another year of fractal outreach activities at Sky City Community School out in the beautiful fractal-covered landscape of Acoma, New Mexico. Fractal Foundation Education Director Emma Eckert led three presentations and activity sessions for students attending the 21st Century Summer School STEM program […]

New Mexico STEM Symposium 2016

New Mexico STEM Symposium 2016

On June 4, 2016 at the 2016 New Mexico STEM Symposium, Fractal Foundation representatives Jonathan Wolfe (founder and Board President) and Emma Eckert (Education Director) inspired teachers from all over the state to incorporate fractal activities into their curriculum. The teachers participated in an informative presentation highlighting the key components of fractals and how fractals are […]

Fractals at Wilson Middle School Scie...

Fractals at Wilson Middle School Science in the Community Day

New Mexico Education Director Emma Eckert and Fractal Assistant Kristen Weil led three awesome groups of kids in making fractal tetrahedrons at Wilson Middle School for their Science in the Community Day on April 6, 2016! A whole new group of students were excited to explore the wonderful world of fractals. One student said “this […]

Hanging of New Fractals

Hanging of New Fractals

Albuquerque is living up to its name as the Fractal Capital of the World! Today two new fractal installations were hung – one at the parking structure at 3rd and Silver in downtown Albuquerque and one at the NM Museum of Natural History and Science! These two accompany the three new fractals at Monte Vista Elementary […]

Design Fractivities

Design Fractivities

We added a new fractivity – watersheds and rivers – where students learn about watersheds, see how rivers are fractal patterns and then design their own fractal pattern. Check out what these creative students designed!          

Add to Our Fractal Trianglathon!

Add to Our Fractal Trianglathon!

We were super psyched to see a bunch of fractal triangles in the mail this week from Mrs. Roberta Hazen’s 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classes from Mosquero Elementary in New Mexico! Keep those fractal triangles coming in and help us achieve our goal of 19,683, or 3^9, triangles! Thank you so much, Mrs. Hazen.

Enter the Fractal Challenge! – ...

Enter the Fractal Challenge! – December 31, 2016

Students in the Greater Albuquerque Area – please enter the seventh Fractal Challenge, funded in part by the Albuquerque Urban Enhancement Trust Fund! Simply download the free “XaoS” software, make a beautiful fractal and send it to us. See the full submission guidelines. Winning fractals will be featured in the First Friday Fractal planetarium shows, […]

Trianglethon – We built the Wor...

Trianglethon – We built the World’s Largest Fractal Triangle!

On Sunday April 10, 2011, we built the world’s largest fractal triangle in the Albuquerque Convention Center. Almost 100 volunteers helped assemble the 192′ wide triangle – incredibly in just under 1 hour. Children from all over the world participated by creating triangles. See the full list of participating schools here. This is a giant math […]