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Key Curriculum Press Advanced Algebra: Project The Madelbrot Set

Published on 04/19/2005

Activity Overview

This Project is from Advanced Algebra Lesson 7.5: Complex Numbers from Chapter 7: Quadratic and Other Polynomial Functions. Students will choose a small region on the boundary of the Mandelbrot Set and create a graph of that smaller region.

Before the Activity

Review the Teacher Resources and Calculator Note PDF files.
Make copies of the Student Activity PDF file for your class.
Transfer the program file to the student calculators using TI Connect™, a connectivity cable and unit-to-unit cables

During the Activity

Students will:

  • Choose a small region on the boundary of the Mandelbrot Set and create a graph of that smaller region.


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student answers, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.