Projects for Math 122: Math in Art
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• General Description of How Projects Fit Into This Course
• You do not have to do every project (see above link for more information), but each project has a date by which it is due, a week or two after we finished talking about the relevant topic.
• Projects will generally be due on Fridays.
• See course policies for my policies on late projects.
• Below is a very brief description of each project, along with due dates, and maximum points available. For a more complete description of any particular project, click on that project's number at the far left.

 Brief Description of project Due date Maximum points 9 Visit a museum; mathematically discuss 4/24/15 15 10 Read a book or article on math in art 4/24/15 50 or more (long book) 30 (Flatland or similar) 5-15 (10-20 page article) 1-5 (shorter article) 1 Create work rigorously using proportion 2/13/15 30 (15 or more measurements) 15 (7-10 measurements) 5-10 (fewer measurements) 2 Analyze Seurat's La Parade for evidence 2/27/15 25 (>= 16 good prospects) of the Golden Ratio 15 (10 good prospects) 7 (5 good prospects) 3 Create work incorporating Golden Ratio 3/6/15 50 (extensive/varied use and and/or Fibonacci numbers and analysis of the resulting work) 4 Draw house using given 3/20/15 30 (if extensively) 3D coordinates and perspective Postponed:3/27 personalized) formulae 15 (if no personalization) 5 (Group; you'll divide the score among you) 3/27/15 120 (divided) (60 or more points) Graph a perspective image of a room, by 105 (divided) (40 points) collecting 3D points and using perspective 75 (divided) (for 20 points), etc formulae 6 Create work using perspective techniques 5/10/15 35 (extensive/varied use and developed in class analysis of viewing position) 7 Create work of anamorphic art 4/10/15 25 (create grid & find viewing distance) 15 (find viewing distance for given grid) 10 (art alone) (Optional) Perspective grid for Project 7 (Optional) Corresponding Straight grid 8 Create a fractal using the recursive 4/24/15 30 (if 3-4 steps & find dim.) process 15 (if 3-4 steps) 11 Read Flatland; write a description of 5/1/15 40 (substantial and sound, from book) constraints on life in 2D (20 if read Flatland for Proj 10) 20 (substantial, sound; from movie) 12 Construct "unfolded" hypercube, 5/1/15 20 (3D & correctly colored) identifying connecting faces 13 Write a speculation on life in the 4th 5/1/15 25 (sound & creative) dimension, based on sound math

Janice Sklensky
Wheaton College
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Science Center, Room 1306
Norton, Massachusetts 02766-0930
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sklensky_janice@wheatoncollege.edu

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