Series, Sequences, and Fractals
Mathematical concepts are all around us. The Golden Ratio is derived from aesthetic measurements in the plant world. Snowflakes are actually precise symmetric structures on a molecular level. Even the man-made stock market follows a geometric figure - a fractal! The foundation to understanding patterns in the world around us lies in the study of sequences, series, and fractals. We will focus on fostering mathematical thinking through studying selected examples - mastering the underlying fundamental ideas as well as their common properties. To further engage with the material, students will learn how to use an online software to create fractals and other visual representations. The course will culminate with a final project: creating their own sequence/series/fractal.
By the end of this course, students will know how to:
- Apply mathematical thinking to finding and defining patterns in the real world
- Identify different common types of sequences, series, and fractals
- Create visual representations of mathematical models using online software
Form of education:
Twice/week; 60 minute sessions.
Interactive lessons in groups of 7-10 people
Language of instruction:
Applications are being collected for September - December