Happy Triangle Friday! So with it being the last Friday before christmas, I thought this was relevant:
This is a Sierpinski triangle. I first came across this when I was researching the never ending question, ‘How long is a piece of string’ for my conflict project earlier this year.
The Sierpinski triangle can be described as a fractal. ‘A what?’ you say. Basically, a fractal is a geometric object that is similar to itself on all scales. If you zoom in on a fractal object it will look exactly like the original shape. I started to confuse myself with all the maths when I was trying to get my head around it all before, but as it’s christmas I’ll let your brains have a break 🙂
I’m sure you will recognise the shape below; the snowflake.
Koch’s snowflake is the most famous fractal in the world.
It’s seems pretty unlikely that we’ll be having a white christmas this year, but it’s good to know that triangles help build the delicately beautiful snowflake structure!
So I can’t say that was the most visually exciting Triangle Friday ever(especially after last week’s colourful post seemed so popular), but you can’t deny it being educational! Have you seen something tri-tastic recently? I’d love to see it, so get in touch (read more here).
Have a great Christmas everyone!