Day 36: Sierpinski

I was surprised that my Algebra 1 students were more into making drawings of Sierpinski’s triangle than making it out of candy corn. (Two students collaborated on the drawing in the photo.) Also, it was definitely a non-trivial task for many students.

We treated it as a growing shape pattern and modeled the number of shaded triangles. This was our first example of  exponential growth. I’m going to do some more with this idea tomorrow–some stuff with graphing.

And so ended an abbreviated and unusual week. I will be good to have a full week beginning tomorrow.

And, yes–we did make it out of candy corn, too.


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