## Student Work: Curvefitting With Geogebra

Here is some **student work** from a recent project I conducted on fitting curves to images in **Geogebra**. The details of the assignment can be found here, and more examples of student work can be seen on my Facebook page.

Students were asked to find pictures and use **Geogebra **to fit **trigonometric curves** to the images using **transformations.** Here are some of the results.

**Smart Water = Smart Curves**

**My Good-Looking Windowsill**

**Sine of Camel Humps**

Overall, I was really impressed with the creativity the students showed, and their facility with fitting these curves to the forms! A mathematical and artistic success in my book.

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A fun extension to this kind of project is to have the kids create their own drawing of something (like a robot for example, or a flower) and have them curve fit to their own work. Nice project!

That’s a great idea. Maybe even do a 1-point perspective drawing, and then use Geogebra to put in the lines.

I’ve actually had some kids use piecewise curves to do crazy stuff like write out their own names in functions graphs.

Pretty! Am at middle school, only have linear and quadratics, some exponential, but we can still do this. Love it, thanks!