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 The term fractal was coined in 1975 by Benoît Mandelbrot, from the Latin fractus, meaning "broken" or "fractured." In colloquial usage, it denotes a shape that is recursively constructed or self-similar, that is, a shape that appears similar at all scales of magnification and is therefore often referred to as "infinitely complex." -----Wikipedia

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  • Fractals
  • Hilbert Curve
  • The Menger sponge
  • Peano Gosper curve
  • Fizzy Fractals Screen-Saver
  • Peano's Space-Filling Curve
  • Ice Fractals

  • There are virtually thousands of complex fractal images available in the web.  My concern here, however, is to create simple fractals from an aesthetic point of view.

    Most of the fractals you see in the media look so complicated and off-limit to ordinary people. But the essence of fractals is quite simple and approachable.

    Children love them and with a little bit of imagination even they can  create visually exciting fractals.

    Both fractals above are derived from hexagons and yet the visual effect that  they have on us is quite different. 

    This can be a good craft project for students; this fractal can be easily made by cutting out  cardboard into hexagons of various sizes  and gluing them together in different elevations to form a fruit  bowl.