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Sierpinski Tetrahedron: A Metal Sculpture

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Author:Stan Goldade
Description:

Pictures and background information on the sculpture, with some Sierpinski facts.

Breckenridge Senior High School students welded 4,096 equilateral metal triangles together to form 1,024 tetrahedra to form a stage-5 Sierpinski Tetrahedron. It is located in Breckenridge, MN along the Ottertail River and Highway 75. BHS mathematics teacher Stan Goldade organized the project and had his Mathletes raise money for the construction. The paver block base was constructed by Eagle Scout Brady Wall of Boy Scout Troop 332. It stands 8.5 feet tall and weighs nearly 700 pounds.


Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Recreations
Math Topics: Fractals

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