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@stevenstrogatz great @Mathologer video on the cardioid and its family: https://t.co/ElDxW67N3X

— Anna Lukács (@launknaacs) November 6, 2015

What a great video, linking linear functions, cardiods, and the family of Mandelbrot sets. Rang my bell.

Here’s some of my previous lessons and experiments that involved these things:

- The Mandelbrot Set viewed through Pre-Calculus. Presentation, Lesson Plans, and Interactives. Links to the various blog posts are at the bottom of the page.
- Processing Experiments:
- Waning Moon – Steps through linear functions with slope 1 to 4.

- Interactive Waning Moon – Uses the mouse to control the slope and the y-intercept of the linear function.

- Linear Waning Moon – Interactive. Same process, but instead of a circle, inputs are in a line at the top and outputs are in a line at the bottom.

- Linear Mod Art – Interactive, similar setup as above, but useful for teaching how it works.

- Sine Mod Art – Same as above, but using a sine function instead of a linear function.

- Waning Sine Moon – Interactive circular version using sine.

- Waning Exponential Moon – Interactive circular version using an exponential function.

- Waning Moon – Steps through linear functions with slope 1 to 4.

The nice thing about the processing versions is you can pretty easily create large image files that you can print: