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Learning Exercise: Fractal Dimension of the Sierpinski Triangle

Title:
Fractal Dimension of the Sierpinski Triangle
Material:
Description:
This assignment was created by Marjorie Kindle of Yankton High School, Yankton, South Dakota. It leads the student through the process of computing the dimension of a set, and applies this knowledge to computing the (non-integral) dimension of the Sierpinski Triangle.
Course: Calculus, Geometry

Info

Submitted by:
Kurt Cogswell
Date Last Modified:
July 25, 2004

Exercise

Categories

Audience

  • College General Ed
  • High School

Topics

Dimension Calculations, Fractals, Sierpinski Triangle

Requirements

Familiarity with fractal, logarithms, and limits.

Learning Objectives

Students will understand the procedure for calculating the dimension of a set and realize that this calculation may produce a non-integral result.

Type of Task

  • Individual
  • Student-centered
  • Supplemental activity
  • Team
  • Unsupervised