You did so great with that fractal,Let's Make Another One!

You may need triangle grid paper to help you with the drawing.Want to see what this looks like?Directions:

Step One.Start with a large equilateral triangle

Step Two.Make a star:

- Divide one side of the triangle into three parts and remove the middle section.

- Replace it with two line segments the same length as the section you removed.
- Do this to all three sides of the triangle.

Original Triangle

First Iteration

Second Iteration

Wow!What did we do to get this figure?

Do you see why mathematicians call it a snowflake?

Did you say do it again?! You said do it again!!

Okay, okay, one more time...

Third Iteration

Fourth Iteration

## How about once all together?

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