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Enter Cambridge Math Circle's FRACTAL DESIGN CONTEST! 

Ever marvel at the pattern of a tree, the image of a winding river from the air, or the repetition in a fern? These are all examples of fractals in nature, and there are also fractals in geometry and algebra!  Create your own fractal pattern and enter it into our contest!  This 'fractivity' is a wonderful way to engage the entire family over the upcoming winter break.  

The contest is open to all students and adults in Cambridge. Entry is free.

Email a photo or video of your work (your entry) to by Feb 22 to be considered for the contest. Prizes are available in five age categories: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and adult. Judging will be based on the demonstration of understanding the fractal concept and creativity.

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What is a fractal, exactly?

So glad you asked!  Fractals are geometric patterns in which every smaller part of the structure is similar to the whole. Fractals are created by repeating a simple design over and over, in a loop.  Dig a little deeper and let our friends at the Fractal Foundation describe them in more detail: What Are Fractals?


Fractal Examples

Here are some of our favorite videos about fractals and fractal project examples to help inspire your own creations.

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