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The Geometer's Sketchpad Spirograph Lab

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Author:Mike Riedy
Description: Spirograph Machine, or Tea Cusps and Saucers. This lab studies the effects (both mathematical and artistic) of circular motion as points rotate around circles. Interesting things occur when a point moves around a circle as the circle rotates around another circle. A guided exploration with instructions and questions about the mathematical explanations of the effects you see when you make your sketches.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Tutorials, Manuals/How-To's, Geometer's Sketchpad
Math Topics: Conic Sections and Circles

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