Fractal constructions leading to algebraic thinking

Ghosh, Jonaki (2016) Fractal constructions leading to algebraic thinking. At Right Angles, 5 (3). pp. 59-66. ISSN 2582-1873

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This article describes how pre-service teachers explored fractal constructions using pictorial, numerical, symbolic and graphical representations while studying the topic geometric sequences in the Algebra unit of their mathematics course. By engaging with meaningful generalization tasks which required both explicit and recursive reasoning, they gained an insight into fractal geometry and also developed their algebraic thinking.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ghosh, Jonaki
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Algebra, generalization, analogy, extension, recursive, explicit, Sierpinski triangle, self-similarity, fractal construction, infinite, geometric progression
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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