September Monthly Reflections. By Cole, C. How I Collaborated With My Mentor.
September Monthly Reflections
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My mentor and I have been talking about what kind of fractal I should be doing over the next two months, and we decided that it would be best to start with a simple fractal and build my way up to a harder one. We decided that we would do a “Sierpinski Triangle”,( those are one of the easiest,) the equation for this fractal is D = ln(3) / ln(2), D = 1.0986 / 0.6931, and D = 1.5850. We also decided that I could do a “Koch Curve” with the equation D = ln(4) / ln(3), D = 1.3863 / 1.0986 ,and D = 1.2619.
How I Collaborated With My Mentor
Mr. Smyth, and I have been talking a lot about what my final project, and are going to work on a snowflake fractal called the, “Koch Snowflake.” This is a feral complicated fractal that consists of many triangles put together, and turned to make up a different shape.
What the end product will look like.
The start of a Koch fractal.
What I Have Learned This Month
I have learned that trying to figure out the equations on the first day will not work it takes time and a lot of work to find what you are trying to do. I also learned that I will have to meet with my mentor like every other week if not every week, and have to put a lot of extra work into this project because it is a calculus project. I have found that if you use a steady hand and hand eye coordination that this will be easier because this is not just a math project I have to be able to draw this fractal. Those are some of the many things I have learned this month.
My Goals For Next Month
My Goal for October is to start with my first fractal, and to learn how to draw the lines to fallow the equation’s rule. I also plan to pick out my the fractal for December. How I plan to achieve this is by going into intervention every Wednesday to work with my mentor, and get any necessary help that I need to reach my goal. I hope to have at least a fourth if not a half a fractal done. I hope to get far, and have more to show.
Either of these would be a good chose of a final project.
Electric Sheep. N.d. Photograph. N.p.
Emerald. N.d. Photograph. N.p.
Smyth, James. Personal interview. 25 Sept. 2013.
“ The Koch Snowflake." Cynthia Lanius' Fractals Unit: The Koch Snowflake. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2013.