The Mathematics of Sidewalk Illusions

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How do they create those 3-D views on a 2-D surface? The video presents the history of the art of using anamorphic perspective. A review of perspective drawing provides background knowledge to the class. Pupils see different methods artists use to produce the realistic views.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research anamorphic 3-D designs
  • Use learners' knowledge of geometry to find the point of view
Classroom Considerations
  • Individuals should have a basic understanding of perspective drawing
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  • Includes a post assessment to check for understanding
  • Contains links to view other anamorphic drawings
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