Start by drawing an equilateral triangle as big as will fit on the page (20cm sides). Find themidpoint of each side with your ruler, and connect the midpoints to form an upside-downtriangle. Color this new triangle in with your pencil or a marker; think of it as being removed or cut out from the whole triangle. Repeat for the three smaller triangles that remain, then for thenine even-smaller triangles that remain after that, and so on! Draw through stage 4, completingthe chart as you go, then try to predict the numbers for stage 5!
Stage# Triangles Left Area of each triangleTotal Area
011329345Area of a triangle = ½*b*hArea of equilateral triangle = s
* √(3) ÷ 4