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Interactive video lesson plan for: Binary, Hanoi and Sierpinski, part 1

Activity overview:

Binary counting can solve the towers of Hanoi puzzle, and if this isn't surprising enough, it can lead to a method for finding a curve that fills Sierpinski's triangle (which I get to in part 2).

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