Due to the unexpected disruption in our fall semester schedule, the mandatory Geometric Art Project has been changed to a voluntary extra credit assignment. The number of extra credit points available reflect the impact that an A on a 100 point test would have on the average geometry honors student.
How was this calculated? The average grade for all 94 geometry students at this time is an 85%. If it was assumed that everyone would earn a 100% on the 100 point Geometric Art Project then the grade at the end of the semester would be raised 1.5% based on the 85% average to an 86.5%. When the 100 point assignment is removed, it was calculated that 13 extra credit points would have the same impact, giving students the same opportunity to raise the class average grade from an 85% to and 86.5%. With this in mind, the Geometric Art Project will be worth up to 15 points extra credit. It is important to keep in mind that the time spent and quality of work should convey what would be equivalent to a 100 point test grade.
To earn the extra credit you must do the following:
1. Create and complete an original piece of geometric art that can be displayed in the classroom for the rest of the school year. Choose a concept from below. If you have a concept that is not listed, ask Mrs. Ortiz- you may enlighten her!
2. Justify that your art is original: Take pictures (a minimum of 6) along the way as you create your masterpiece. Make sure that BOTH you and your art media are in at least half of your pictures.
3. Be able to describe to Mrs. Ortiz or a classmate how your project was completed.
4. Turn in your project absolutely no later than 3 pm Monday, December 16th. Projects will not be graded before finals begin.
Choose from one of the options below. Create (a(n))...
1. Rotational or reflecting tessellation. Translation tessellations will not be accepted (they are too simple).
3. Polyhedron mobile. A minimum of 5 different polyhedron hanging on a mobile.
4. 3 Islamic Pattern tiles each using a different transformation (rotation, reflection, and translation).
5. Choose 1 of the Paper Objects: Torus, Moving Cubes, more are coming...
6. Origami Mobile. A minimum of 5 different origami objects hanging on a mobile.
7. String Art
8. Choose a minimum of 3 Paper Strip Objects: Hexaflexagon, Moebius Strip, Hexa-hexaflexagon, tri-hexaflexagon, Soma cube, or flexicube (perhaps you have something to add to this list, please share it with Mrs. Ortiz).
Complete this worksheet for full credit. Turn in a hard copy with your project.
This image is a drawing created by M.C. Escher. Escher is known for creating mathematical drawings that convey infinity, illusions, architecture, and tessellation. Find some of his other interesting work by clicking the button below.