Geometric Shape Project
My Anamorphic 3D Drawing Project
1. DEFINE ANAMORPHIC: Anamorphic means projecting a 3D drawing onto a 2D surface.
2. WHAT MATERIALS DID YOU USE IN THE MAKING OF THIS DRAWING:
· Picture Frame Glass
· Cardboard box to Hold Picture Frame
· Poster Paper
· Pencil and Sharpie
· Colored pencil
3. EXPLAIN HOW YOUR ANAMORPHIC DRAWING IS THE RESULT OF “PROJECTION.” DESCRIBE THE PROCESS YOU AND YOUR PARTNER USED TO CREATE YOUR DRAWING.
Our anamorphic drawing is the result of projection because we looked through glass and placed dots to find the points on the star. I would look through the glass, and using the drawing that we drew on the glass, I would tell Luke where to place the points on the poster board.
4. WHAT CHALLENGES PUT YOU TO THE TEST IN THIS PROJECT?
This project presented a lot of problems, from actually figuring out were the points are supposed to go, to switching positions and the points not lining up ever again. We had to restart twice because of that, but after we started using coins to mark the points things ran much better.
2. WHAT MATERIALS DID YOU USE IN THE MAKING OF THIS DRAWING:
· Picture Frame Glass
· Cardboard box to Hold Picture Frame
· Poster Paper
· Pencil and Sharpie
· Colored pencil
3. EXPLAIN HOW YOUR ANAMORPHIC DRAWING IS THE RESULT OF “PROJECTION.” DESCRIBE THE PROCESS YOU AND YOUR PARTNER USED TO CREATE YOUR DRAWING.
Our anamorphic drawing is the result of projection because we looked through glass and placed dots to find the points on the star. I would look through the glass, and using the drawing that we drew on the glass, I would tell Luke where to place the points on the poster board.
4. WHAT CHALLENGES PUT YOU TO THE TEST IN THIS PROJECT?
This project presented a lot of problems, from actually figuring out were the points are supposed to go, to switching positions and the points not lining up ever again. We had to restart twice because of that, but after we started using coins to mark the points things ran much better.
Hight of Random Objects
Geogebra Labs
SnailTrail Graffiti Lab
Using Geogebra, we were able to create these beautiful designs. They are created by the computer tracing points as we drag them across the screen. The dots are reflections across several lines in the circle, and so when you trace it, the same thing happens to the other dots, creating a symmetrical pattern.
Two Rivers Lab
There is a sewage treatment plant at the point where two rivers meet. You want to build a house near the two rivers (upstream from the sewage plant, naturally), but you want the house to be at least 5 miles from the sewage plant. You visit each of the rivers to go fishing about the same number of times but being lazy, you want to minimize the amount of walking you do. You want the sum of the distances from your house to the
two rivers to be minimal, that is, the smallest distance.
two rivers to be minimal, that is, the smallest distance.
This picture shows where my house should NOT be located. The house should not be here because you have two distances to walk to get to each river. You would have to have two paths.

This picture shows where my house SHOULD be located. This is where you want you want your house because you only have to walk one distance to get a river. The West River is right out your door, so you only have to walk on one path to go fishing on the other river.

Burning Tent Labffff
A camper out for a hike is returning to her campsite. The shortest distance between her and her campsite is along a straight line, but as she approaches her campsite, she sees that her tent is on fire! She must
run to the river to fill her canteen, and then run to her tent to put out the fire. What is the shortest path she can take? In this exploration you will investigate the minimal twopart path that goes from a point to a
line and then to another point.
run to the river to fill her canteen, and then run to her tent to put out the fire. What is the shortest path she can take? In this exploration you will investigate the minimal twopart path that goes from a point to a
line and then to another point.
This is where I DON'T want to get water. This is not the shortest distance from the camper to the water to the tent, so you would not want to use this path.

This is where I DO want to get water. This is the shortest distance from the camper to the water to the tent, so you would want to use this path.
