Fractals & Dynamics: Adventures in Problem Solving

Fractals & Dynamics: Adventures in Problem Solving

Explore the dynamic processes of how fractals form in nature, while expanding on ideas from school mathematics to create your own beautiful fractal images.

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28 August 2020

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About the Course

(This course is targeted at children entering Grades 8, 9, 10 in 2020-21)


Mathematicians are not human calculators. They are observers who learn to see what the untrained eye does not notice and thinkers who use logic to look beyond the obvious.


In this course you will explore fractals- highly complex shapes that inhabit a zone between dimensions! You can find fractals in coastlines, trees, clouds, mountains, river basins, and the circulatory systems of living organisms. Mathematicians and artists use fractals to create intricate and beautiful images. Movie producers use them to design artificial landscapes in science fiction and fantasy films. Yet, despite their complexity, fractals are formed from relatively simple mathematical and physical processes. In this course, you will explore some of these dynamical processes while expanding on ideas from school mathematics to create your own beautiful fractal images.


The highly interactive sessions will involve working independently and in small groups as well as sharing and discussing your work with others. After each interactive session, students will work on their own to extend the problems further and frame questions for future exploration. Students will submit the assignments and their questions and will receive feedback and responses from the instructor.


Sample Testimonial:

Every day Jerry assigns work; his comments on the submitted assignment are so good; he provides clues for moving to the next step. I am a student of Math myself. Jerry is doing a great job which cannot be valued in money terms. Lucky are his students!

- Jayasri Bhattacharya, mother of a student

About our Facilitator:

Rachit is an electronics engineer who has been designing analog circuits for the past decade. His work experience includes Cosmic Circuits and Cadence Design Systems (which acquired Cosmic Circuits), on the design of integrated circuits for audio codecs, serial interfaces, and phase locked loops amongst other things. He likes to spend his time on reading, understanding audio, building speakers, music, and sports.


Rachit has a Masters degree from the Centre For Electronic Design And Technology at the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.


Muralidhar (aka Murali) is senior mentor and course designer at GenWise with 20+ years of experience in the social sector. In addition to delivering Vocational Training to young adults, he is currently responsible for design, manufacturing and marketing operations at a traditional handicraft (wooden toys) enterprise near Bengaluru. Murali has also delivered training and professional development programs for secondary science teachers and 'making' skills to "gifted students" for around 4 years.


Murali has a bachelor's degree in Engineering from IIT Madras.