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Fun with Fractals and the Platonic Solids

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Author:Gayla Chandler
Description: A site rich with photographs and drawings of Sierpinski triangles and Platonic solids, made by hand, to inspire children of all ages to construct their own mathematical structures. See photographs, many set in marine environments, of dodecahedra, hexahedra (cubes), icosahedra, octahedra, tetrahedra, rhombic triacontahedra, and different levels of Sierpinski tetrahedra and their complements. Chandler has rendered many of her photographs in black-and-white line drawings for children to print out and color. With notes on building Sierpinski tetrahedra, playing with them, and setting them in nature.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Graphics, Manipulatives, Fun for Kids
Math Topics: Fractals, Art

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