### Father of Fractals

Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot died last week at the age of 85. He was known as “the father of fractals.” He came up with the term “fractal” to describe a geometric shape that, as he defined it, "can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole." Click here to learn more about fractals and see examples of them. To learn the year that Mandelbrot first used the term fractal, solve this expression using the correct order of operations: 10^{3} + 2.5 x 6 x 65.

Benoit Mandelbrot first used the term "fractal" to describe those geometric shapes in 1975.

Posted by: classroom magazines | October 25, 2010 at 12:45 PM