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Nature's Most Mysterious Patterns: Look Kool Series, Season 2

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This title is a part of the series Look Kool Series, Season 2

Catalogue Number:  APT088
Producer:  Apartment 11
Subject:  Mathematics
Language:  English
Grade Level:  3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2016
Running Time:  22:04
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Have you ever wondered what video game graphics have in common with broccoli? Fractals, of course! Hamza learns that we can understand the shapes and patterns of nature using math! We’ll see what happens when fame goes to the “head” of a broccoli, our Challengers will try and make sense of a jumble of Ys, and we’ll see how nature’s hidden geometry has transformed art and special effects in movies!  

We learn that: fractals are shapes and patterns that repeat in smaller and smaller sizes; fractals occur in nature such as in broccoli, clouds, trees, mountains and arteries; spiral shapes like pine cones, snail shells, fiddle heads, the cochlea in your ear, and the Milky Way galaxy are all fractals; Mandelbrot created a math formula to describe repeating patterns and computer-generated a famous image – the Mandelbrot set; fractal math is used by textile designers, biologists, climate scientists, Islamic architects, computer designers, and engineers.

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