Shrinky Art – Scale Math Lab

Shrinky Art Math Lab Summary

1- Was the resulting object similar to the original?

Yes, the resulting object was similar to the original. They were the same shape but different sizes. The colour had gotten darker after it went into the oven. The scale factor of this difference is – 1 : 0.62

 

2- Speak to other classmates about their results and the plastic code. Did different plastics produce different results?

Yes, different plastics did produce different results. Someones shape got bigger instead of getting smaller, like mine.

 

3- Looking at the resulting art pieces of your peers, what else could have affected the results?

The size could have effected the results. Maybe even the amount of sharpie you put on it.

 

4- And to conclude, if you tried this again, what might you do differently?

If I were to do this again, i woud make my shape bigger and use a different type of plastic. After it came out of the oven, it was very fragile.