Fractal Fair is Tonight, March 21, Big Bang Day
I don’t mean to steal the thunder of the Water Tank siting presentation tonight, but you can catch that one on a recording and the Fractal Fair is ONE NIGHT ONLY and hosted by awesome Wildcat pre-calc folks. I don’t even want to admit how much Mr. Owl is looking forward to this evening.
Postponed from Pi Day, 3/14 to 3/21 which is Big Bang Day (I did not just make this up), here’s the info:
The Annual Fractal Fair is back for the first time since the pandemic on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30-8:00 PM in the WHS Library.
Now if you are sitting there thinking WTH is a fractal, you are not alone. I am sitting right next to you. Here, from the Fractal Foundation (why do things like this exist? Hmmm), is the definition: “A fractal is a never-ending pattern. Fractals are infinitely complex patterns that are self-similar across different scales. They are created by repeating a simple process over and over in an ongoing feedback loop. Driven by recursion, fractals are images of dynamic systems – the pictures of Chaos.”
“Fractal patterns are extremely familiar since nature is full of fractals. For instance: trees, rivers, coastlines, mountains, clouds, seashells, hurricanes, etc.”
The Fractal Fair is hosted by the WHS Math department but run by all the Honors Precalculus students at Weston. There will be 28 groups in total presenting their projects on a wide range of topics related to fractals. The fair will be not only appropriate for all kids elementary aged and up, but also (and trust me I do not say this lightly) FUN so bring your other children, invite extended family members, and everyone you know who might be curious to learn more about fractals, math, and our world.
Set aside the night for exploration, learning, and innovation.
Also, go ‘cats!
Images credit: Fractal Foundation