It’s our favourite time of year again! 14th of March marks another maths holiday to celebrate the mathematical constant pi (π), reminding us that maths is fun and applicable outside the classroom.
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!
For more maths activities, follow our Number Sense Blog, or visit a Mathnasium Centre nearest you.
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