Shapes and Their Equations: Experimentation with Desmos

Christopher Simon Iobst

Abstract


The author explores common polygons---squares, triangles, trapezoids---and uses the free online grapher, Desmos, to derive single equations that generate the shapes. Throughout, the author discribes his inquiry-based approaches---the trials and errors he employs in his eventual discovery of various shape-generating equations.

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ISSN 2472-5986 (print)
ISSN 2472-601X (online)