For this project I decided to graph Doraemon, a Japanese children’s cartoon character, because of the simple design with bold lines. These distinct lines made it much easier to match the graphs to the image. Despite the seemingly perfect circles that make up most of his body, I used a variety of circle, quadratic, exponential, square, and linear equations to complete Doraemon in all his majestic glory. I was initially challenged by lining up the different graphs, but I developed a method that worked for me. I used the sliders to generally line the graphs up, then fiddled around with the equation until I was happy with the result. By doing this, I learned that most equations applied transformations similarly. For example, a vertical or horizontal stretch on both circle and quadratic graphs are applied by a coefficient on either the x or y variable. In conclusion, this project was quite enjoyable and I learned something, too.
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