Fractiles 7 - Magnetic 192 Piece Set with Black Steel Activity Board

Fractiles 7 - Magnetic 192 Piece Set with Black Steel Activity Board

Overview

Fractiles are a great way to get a more hands-on approach to pattern recognition, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills

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Fractiles 7 - Magnetic 192 Piece Set with Black Steel Activity Board

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Overview

Fractiles are a great way to get a more hands-on approach to pattern recognition, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills

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Product Details

Large Magnetic Fractiles - 7

Includes 192 Tiles and Steel Board
by Fractiles, Inc.

The large Fractiles includes 192 colored flexible magnetic tiles, a sturdy 12 x 12 inch black steel activity board and color illustrated instructional material. The precision cut magnetic tiles come with an album-style storage case. Fractals help to promote basic skills like pattern recognition, hand & eye coordination and fine motor skills. When played with a partner, fractiles assist with social skill development. 

Based on the number 7, these magnetic tiles will allow you to re-create one of the suggested designs or something aesthetically pleasing in either a repeating or non-repeating pattern of your own design. The word "fractile" comes from a combination of the words fractal and tiles. Coined by the mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who wrote that fractals are "self-similar", meaning that each portion is a smaller replica of the whole. In other words, a fractal is a geometric shape that is detailed and complex, while being similar at every level of magnification. One of the best examples of a naturally occurring fractal is the fern. When you look closely, you see the same pattern reproduced at each level with each leaf seemingly made up of miniature ferns, repeating the shape of the whole as the size of the scope decreases. 

Our universe is another example of a fractal. Our sun is just one star amongst billions of other stars that make up the Milky Way Galaxy, which is just a small portion of a "Super Galaxy", which is in theory just a piece of a super-super galaxy, with the pattern repeating ad infinitum. We can go the other way as well, by viewing the world of sub-atomic particles. Each one is composed of smaller structures within those structures, all composed of similar structures. 

Just like there's no known limit to how large or small fractals can be, there is also no known limit to the number of patterns and designs that you'll be able to create with Fractiles.

 

 

Additional Information

SKU

Fractiles-Large

Weight

1.5 lb

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