Fractal Flipbooks

Andrea Hawksley and Scott Duke Kominers
Proceedings of Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture (2016)
Pages 615–620


Riffing off our earlier work using flipbooks to teach about transformations of polyhedra, we present an exercise in which students develop flipbooks that illustrate multiple ways of generating the Sierpinski triangle fractal. Creating and experimenting with the flipbooks enables students to discover and review how different generative processes can result in the same fractals.