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| Let's make a famous fractal called the Sierpinski Triangle. *You may print and use this triangular gridpaper. Step One |
Step ThreeDraw an equilateral triangle with sides of 8 triangle lengths each. Follow the same procedure as before, making sure to follow the cutting pattern.
Step FourFor this one, you'll need a larger paper, or cut smaller triangles. Follow the above pattern and complete the fourth stage of the Sierpinski Triangle. Use your artistic creativity and shade the triangles in interesting color patterns. Does your figure look like this one? Then you are correct!
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