Introduction
Why study fractals?
What's so hot about
fractals, anyway?
Making fractals
Sierpinski Triangle
Using Java
Math questions
Sierpinski Meets Pascal
Jurassic Park Fractal
Using JAVA
It grows complex
Real first iteration
Encoding the fractal
World's Largest
Koch Snowflake
Using Java
Infinite perimeter
Finite area
AntiSnowflake
Using Java
Fractal Properties
Selfsimilarity
Fractional dimension
Formation by iteration
For Teachers
Teachers' Notes
TeachertoTeacher
Comments
My fractals mail
Send fractals mail
Fractals on the Web
The Math Forum
Other Math Lessons
by Cynthia Lanius


You may print and use this triangle grid paper to help you with the drawing.
Let's make another fractal. It's an interesting variation on the Koch Snowflake.
Directions:
Step One. Start with a large equilateral triangle. If you use the triangle grid paper, make the sides of your triangle 9 grid triangles long (or some other multiple of 3).
Step Two. Make a pinwheel:
 Divide one side of the triangle into three parts and remove the middle section.
 Replace it with two lines the same length as the section you removed, just like in the Koch Snowflake. But this time, instead of turning the section out to form a snowflake, turn them inside the triangle
 Do this to all three sides of the triangle.
Step Three. Repeat the process with the "triangles" inside the pinwheel.
Want to take a slow and careful look below?
