We’re building a giant fractal made of 2187 student-made triangles, and we need your help! “The Fractal Trianglethon” will be the world’s largest fractal triangle. It’s going to be 96 feet wide! We’ve reserved the Albuquerque Convention Center west complex ballroom for the whole day for this event on March 14th 2010. Please join us in the excitement and help build the giant fractal! Children and adults welcome.
Please email “Volunteers (at) FractalFoundation.org” to sign up for a shift!
- Shift 1: 8:30AM-12 noon: We build the giant Fractal!
- Shift 2: 12 noon - 3:00 PM: We open the hall to the public at noon
- Shift 3: 3:00 - 6:00 PM: Celebration and Clean up.
At 3:14 PM, we will officially certify the World Record, and take a group photo with as many kids as we can squeeze into the fractal.
At 3:30 we will move to the atrium and unveil the new student winners of the Albuquerque Fractal Challenge and present their awards.
At 5:00 we start cleaning up the fractal triangles.
The date of the World Record event, March 14th is mathematically significant. It’s known as Pi-day, and is celebrated all over the world by math-lovers. Even more appropriately, it is the birthday of Waclaw Sierpinski, the inventor of this fantastic triangle. What better birthday present than to have thousands of children build the world’s largest Sierpinski Triangle!
Many thanks to the Albuquerque Convention Center for generously donating the ballroom for this event!