Math and Art: Curvefitting With Geogebra

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Here is some student work from a recent project I conducted on fitting curves to images in Geogebra.  The details of the assignment can be found here, and more examples of student work can be seen on my Facebook page.

Students were asked to find pictures and use Geogebra to fit trigonometric curves to the images using transformations. Here are some of the results.

Smart Water = Smart Curves


My Good-Looking Windowsill


Sine of Camel Humps


Overall, I was really impressed with the creativity the students showed, and their facility with fitting these curves to the forms!  A mathematical and artistic success in my book.

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Sue Hellman · August 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Hi — I’m part of an organising team creating an open GeoGebra Moodle event for the upcoming school year. I came across your great project and have included it in a resource collection I’m putting together. Thanks for the ideas.

MrHonner · August 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Thanks for the link! It really is a fun and interesting project. I hope you and your colleagues (and students!) enjoy it as much as we did, and please do share your results!

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