Chapter 1 Project
The world is full of different shapes. This project requires you to find examples of the 12 basic shape functions we just finished studying and to take a picture of each one. Signs and logos are a great place to start.
After gathering your 12 pictures, label each one with the name and the equation of the function. Capture a screen shot of the function from your graphing calculator and include a sentence or two about the picture. What did you take a picture of and where did you take it? Superimpose the shape of the function over the picture (see examples). ALL PICTURES SHOULD BE TAKEN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL
Here’s a list of the 12 basic shapes:
Linear function: f(x) = x Absolute Value function: f(x) = x
Reciprocal function: f(x) = Squaring function: f(x) = x2 x1
Cubing Function: f(x) = x3 Square Root function: f(x) = x
Sine Function: f(x) = sin x Cosine function: f(x) = cos x
Log function: f(x) = ln x Exponential function: f(x) = ex
Logistic function: f(x) = Greatest Integer function: f(x) = [x] x e 1 1
You may work with one other person or you may work alone.
When you turn it in, staple the following together:
1) A cover page (include subject, name(s), date)
2) Introduction: Describe the project. Talk about what you learned doing this project.
3) 12 pictures (no more than 6 per page) with a sentence or two about the picture
4) The basic shape should be superimposed over each picture
You are to turn in both a hard copy and an electronic copy of the project. Extra credit will be given to pictures that are original and clever. Samples and a scoring rubric are on the back.
Due date: October 6th
Scoring Rubric for “Candid Camera”
Points possible Points earned
Followed all directions
Picture of all 12 shapes 24 points __________
Sentence or two describing the picture 12 points __________
Basic shape superimposed over shape 12 points __________
Turned in hard copy and electronic copy 2 points __________
Total points earned out of a possible 50 points ____________