Human Tree: Ratios

This Human Tree: Ratios activity & project also includes:

Create a personal tree. By visiting an exhibit at the National Museum of Mathematics, the resource introduces the idea of fractals. The exhibit takes an image of the person and creates a tree by repeating scaled images on the shoulders of the previous image. Included within the Math at the Core MS: Ratios resource are two challenge questions for scholars to further investigate ratios.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members create their own simple fractals
  • Research where fractals appear in nature
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should have an understanding of how to determine scale factors
Pros

  • Contains handouts to help scaffold the questions
  • Provides a vocabulary list for the activity
Cons

  • None