July 20, 2017

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Fractal Triangles - Math fun with patterns! #GiftedMath

A fractal is a never-ending pattern.  A fractal triangle is an equilateral triangle that is divided into smaller equilateral triangle.  You can just keep making smaller and smaller triangles!  Who knew making triangles over and over is a form of geometry!

What you will need for this math project:
  1. Identify the 3 midpoints of the triangle’s sides and connect them to create a new, downward facing triangles that are half the width of the original.
     
  2. Identify the 3 midpoints of the triangle’s sides and connect them to create a new, downward facing triangles that are half the width of the original.
     
  3. Repeat the same process within each upward facing triangle for at least three iterations.
Go here for a sample and a blank triangle to try your own fractal triangle!

Gifted is being released on Blu-ray on the 25th of this month. 

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man dedicated to raising his spirited young niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace), a child prodigy. But Frank and Mary’s happy life together is threatened when Mary’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of her overbearing grandmother (Lindsay Duncan) – who has other plans for the girl. You’ll love every moment of this “deeply satisfying” (Edward Douglas, Film Journal International) film, also starring Jenny Slate and OSCAR® Winner Octavia Spencer*.

*Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011.


 
Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider.  I  will receive a copy of this title and a gift card to help with Math problems .  No other compensation was received