Poly Gon is having a math party. She is going to send
out invitations to all her friends. She wants her invitations to be decorated
with lots of shapes.
Your job is to design the invitation
for Poly's party. The invitation can have lots of colours and use many
different effects, but it must follow these rules:
Three shapes must be similar.
Two shapes must be trapezoids.
One shape must have 2 parallel sides.
Two shapes must be congruent.
One shape must have less than 4 sides.
One shape must have more than 4 sides.
Describe completely the different
shapes you used in your design. To create your invitation, you will download
a drawing program from the Internet.
- Go to Tux
Paint. You will have to download this program from the Internet,
using the following steps.
i. Pick which
version to download. Ask your teacher for this information. With
the mouse, click on the correct version.
on the web address under tuxpaint windows installer .
iii. On this
screen you must select a mirror. You should pick the mirror that
is at a location close to where you live. Which one do you think
is the best choice? Check with your teacher before you click on
one of the choices under the title download.
iv. A screen
( File Download) will probably pop up on your screen.
v. It will
ask you if you should OPEN or SAVE the file to your computer. Check
with your teacher, and then click on the correct one.
On the next
screen (Tux Paint Setup: Licensing Agreement), click on I AGREE .
- Now you should
be ready to start designing your invitation. Explore TUXPAINT to see
all the different things you can do with it. Remember, you must follow
Poly's rules but you can also add in other designs such as dripping
paint, stamps, sparkles and lots of colour.
- Once you have
completed your invitation, click on PRINT.
- Describe each
of the shapes you used in your design. Include diagrams of each shape.
Invitation Work Sheet to write down your descriptions.
Invitation Work Sheet
you verify that your invitation agrees with Poly's rules?
you organize your work so it was easy to follow?
you include diagrams?
you describe your shapes using math language?