Curve Stitching: making a parabola from straight lines.

Using only straight lines and following simple rules, you can construct what looks remarkably like a parabola. And it will look more and more like it the more lines you add. This applet allows you to investigate the effect of changing various aspects of the construction. Very pretty shapes are possible.

 

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Resource Type
Activity
Tags
construction  curve  exploration  line  lines  parabola  polygon  star  stitching  straight 
Target Group (Age)
15 – 19+
Language
English
 
 
 
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