Shrinky Art – Scale Math Lab

  1. Was the resulting object similar to the original? (same shape, but different size)

Yes and no, yes because it as the same shape-ish and had the same design except for the whitening of the plastic. The scale factor it shrunk by was, 1.42. No, because, it was curled and warped.


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

Yes the bigger then number of the code which meant the thicker the plastic, the less their project curled and the more it shrunk.


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

The length of time they were in the oven, the temperature of the oven.


  1. And to conclude, if you tried this again, what might you do differently?

I would choose a thicker plastic and leave it in long enough for it to uncurl and shrink.


I don’t have a photo, but if I find it I will update my post!

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