December Activity 2023: Koch Snowflake!

Dec 13, 2023

Today, we are taking a look at the special mathematical Koch snowflake. This geometric object can be created from the union of many equilateral triangles and is a fractal curve first brought to light by Swedish mathematician Helge von Koch in 1904. Famous for its unique properties, its area is finite (which, in progression, converges to 8/5 times the area of the original triangle), but its perimeter is infinite. Isn’t it intriguing and beautiful?

This December, we have a Mathnasium “Make a Koch Snowflake” activity that you can do at home with your child. Select the appropriate level for your child (KS1 or KS2), download the pages (below), and settle in for some artistic, mathematical fun!

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KS1 Activity

KS2 Activity

For more maths activities, follow our Number Sense Blog, or visit a Mathnasium Centre nearest you.

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