The Sierpenski Carpet Project is a project of the Topology Group "Juegos Topologicos" of the University of Almeria, headed by Jose-Luis Rodriguez. MIMS is a partner in Tunisia.
The Sierpinski Carpet Project is a nonprofit, collective and joint activity among children, from 3 to 99 years old, around the world. The idea is have students in schools around the world build a giant geometric fractal, known as Sierpinski Carpet, with coloured squared stickers. Click on Program for a detailed description of the project.
The Sierpinski Carpet Project originated in the project “Juegos y joyas fractales” (fractal games and jewelry) was presented in Science on Stage 2014, held in October 3rd to 5th, in CosmoCaixa, Barcelona, winning the 1st prize in Mathematics.
More on the Mathematics behind the Sierpenski project HERE.
PICTURES OF THE FIRST TUNISIA CARPET PROJECT, taken at the Ecole Jean Jacques Rousseau are available HERE,
Director: José L. Rodríguez, University of Almería. Co-director: David Crespo Casteleiro, High School responsible. (Ph D student, University of Almería, IES Ciudad de Dalías, Almería) e-Twinning coordinator: Dolores Jiménez Cárdenas, Primary School San Fernando, Almería.
Sonia Ghorbal, Sadok Kallel, Ines Saihi
See didactical values of the project.
All schools in the world, hospital schools, cultural associations, individual people, dissable children and adults, etc…
(*) The ambassador is in charge of organizing the mountage of the big carpet in a public exhibition, divulge the event in the local media, etc.
The responsible for the activity receives 4096 stickers and 2 templates and makes:
Download templates. Be sure that the side of the square is exactly 18 cm after printed.
Every child gets one copy of these templates (type P or G), together with 32 purple stickers and 32 green stickers and makes one the following 2nd iterations:
Each group of 8 children makes the 3rd iteration as shown in the next pictures. The rule is that two squares together must be of different colours.
8 copies of the 3rd iteration give the 4th iteration of the Sierpinski carpet. You can mount it over the floor, a big table, or over a wall using blu-tack (or similar).
According to the assigned number (see LIST OF PARTICIPANTS), the center chooses one of the two carpets (although this does not matter now with the new instructions):
QUICK GUIDE shows how to mount and disassemble the carpet in order to send it by ordinary mail.