Eudora- On the parking lot of the Eudora High School campus, math students complete their final project before spring break: a sierpinski triangle. The students are constructing it using over 59,000 pennies donated by the student body. The school raised $731.83 to give to the March of Dimes.
“For them to have a selfless act to take change that they would normall use to pay cell phone bills or fill their gas tank and give it over to The March of Dimes is outstanding,” says Scott Keltner, the math teacher behind the project.
Keltner is teaching the students about exponential growth and says the triangle is the perfect project. A sierpinski triangle is a series of smaller triangels that forms a large one. Many of the students were out at 4.a.m. this morning to construct the figure. The group is also trying to beat an online record of the shape being made from less money.
“The current world record is held by a high school student who did it with 90 bucks so we took that number and multiplied it by nine,” says senior Michael Dahlam.