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Ferris Wheel

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Author:Jim King, University of Washington
Description: Physical devices can be modeled using dynamic geometry. A vital tool for moving objects around in the model are the isometries, or distance-preserving transformations. This model of a Ferris wheel provides a good example. A step-by-step description of how to model a Ferris wheel using translations and animation in Sketchpad.

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

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