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Desmos Project

In this project I had to recreate an image using the graphs of different equations studied.

Link to Desmos

During the project I had to figure out which type of equation would work best. I knew the shape of each type of graph so I had a general idea of which equation I could use for different parts of the image. There were times when the graph would be close to matching the image, but would still be slightly off, in these cases there was usually another equation which had a similar shape, but that would fit better. For example the Tan graph and a cubic graph are quite similar, yet in some occasions one would work better then the other. Once I chose the correct graph I had to transform it to make it fit, often this required some trial and error to get it to fit in. There were sometimes when I got stuck, but I realized that then it was best to find a completely different graph to use, and sometimes the best solution was to use multiple graphs because just one couldn’t make the required shape.

This assignment helped better understand transformations. As I got into the later stages of the project, I was able to better determine the effects of different transformation and which ones to use. I also saw how sometimes two different transformations had similar results, for example with parabolas stretches along the x-axis have a similar result with stretches along the y-axis.

Lit Circles Theme Park Project

In the project I created the rides for theme park. The rides I made are all directly based off events that happen in the book. The first ride is Project Mayhem’s Strike which is based off the beginning and end parts of the book where Project Mayhem is about to blow up a building. In the book the building doesn’t actually blow up, but in the ride, it simulates an explosion. The second ride is The Mechanic’s Ride, it is meant to put you into the perspective of the protagonist when he is in the car with the mechanic who is on purpose about driving strait towards cars and avoiding them at the last moment. The last ride is The Flight. This ride is also meant to put you in the protagonist’s perspective of when he is travelling across the country and he falls asleep and then suddenly wakes up in the airport. This project helped me understand the book because it made me look at it from another perspective. Instead of just understanding the book through the perspective of a reader I had to dig into different moments of the book and construct new ideas based off events of the book and use my creativity a lot more then a normal reader.