Playground Swing

Since we’re already in an abnormal school year, why not engage students with fun tasks that promote deeper conceptual understanding? No calculus needed: GeoGebra 3D Calculator= a great app for students to build, model & explore! Below we create a torus (donut) to model a piece of a playground swing without using any higher level mathematics. Upper elementary, middle school, and high school students can create real world objects like this in GeoGebra 3D Calculator. And it's fun!

How it was made

The model

Quick (silent) demo in augmented reality