Math and Art: Triangles on the Beach

Published by patrick honner on

While on the beach one day, I found a triangular rock.  So I started on some beach relief.

Beach Triangle 1

Then I iterated.

Beach Triangle 2

And I iterated again.

Beach Triangle 3

And I continued to iterate, until the whole beach was one big Sierpinski Triangle!

Beach Triangle Infinity

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


Mike Naylor · August 13, 2011 at 3:42 am

Beautiful! I’m enjoying your math blog very much Mr. Honner! Thank you.

MrHonner · August 13, 2011 at 8:23 am

Thanks, Mike! I think I’ll bring some of my pictures to next year’s Bridges conference. And if I see any New Yorkers making human pyramids around here, I’ll be sure to snap a photo for you.

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