Triangle Friday #26

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 πŸ™‚

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?Β I’d love to see it, so get in touch (read moreΒ here).

Have a great Christmas everyone!

3 Comments

  1. mannywithayden95@gmail.com'
    littlemanniesandhayden
    22/12/2012 / 8:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Hello! Little sunshine! ;).

  2. mariannadifilippo@gmail.com' 23/12/2012 / 3:29 pm

    I love fractals, and how you can see on my blog i did many graphic patterns about ispiring by fractal world! I did a research about it since 2010 and I’m very happy that you are interested in too ! happy holidays

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