Trianglethon - We built the World’s Largest Fractal Triangle!
On Sunday April 10, 2011, we built the world’s largest fractal triangle in the Albuquerque Convention Center. Almost 100 volunteers helped assemble the 192′ wide triangle - incredibly in just under 1 hour. Children from all over the world participated by creating triangles. See the full list of participating schools here.
This is a giant math project as well as a collaborative art project. The triangles are assembled in self-similar groups of three in the following sequence: 3, 9, 27, 81, 243, 729, 2187, 6561. One of the many math lessons people learn through this project is about exponents, and 6561 is 3 raised to the 8th power (3^8) or 3×3x3×3x3×3x3×3.
Many thanks to all the volunteers, all the children who made triangles, and to the Albuquerque Convention Center for graciously donating the exhibit hall for the Trianglethon!