Given the abundance of snowflakes that have fallen recently, it’s easy to be a hater.

But step away and enjoy the absolute beauty of the snowflake. Hopefully, you enjoyed coding a few of your own yesterday. I know that I did enough to make me want to write the post **Coding Snowflakes**.

You certainly were given enough tools to draw from the simple to the more involved.

and hopefully, came up with some beauties of your own.

It’s not a coincidence that your snowflake is displayed on graph paper.

There’s mathematics everywhere and it would be a shame to not acknowledge this. Your snowflake would surely display nicely on a data projector and interactive whiteboard or large screen display. The set of additional tools there really lend to some further exploration and understanding.

- Can you draw a snowflake with exactly 10 vertices?
- Can you find a Line of Symmetry for your snowflake?
- How many Lines of Symmetry does your snowflake have? Are you sure? There may be more. Don’t make assumptions.
- Inside your snowflake, can you find other images – rectangle, square, triangle?
- How many vertices (vertexes?) can you count?
- Will the number of vertices around the outside of your snowflake always be an even number?
- How many separate lines make up your snowflake?
- Can you measure the angles inside your snowflake? Which angles are always the same?
- Why does Doug have green snowflakes?

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Awesome, Doug! And voila, part of my math lesson this morning! (Although, when I saw the title, I thought you were going Star Wars!)

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I will admit to enjoying your Star Wars recommendations, Lisa. Thanks. Couldn’t work it into the post though.

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