Fractals are SMART: Science, Math and Art!

Exponents

Use fractals to learn about exponents and compare relative sizes of objects

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In this exercise, students work with exponents, specifically with the bases of 2, 3, 4 and 10. Fill in tables, graph your results and formulate equations that match your graph. Compare relative scales of natural objects using exponent rules and make some measurements in the classroom to compare relative sizes.

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Ages: 4th – 8th grades

Materials:
Ruler, meter stick and 50 m measuring tape
Pencil
Fractals and Exponents worksheet
Calculator (optional)

Time:
Approx 45 minutes

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