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Theresa Knott

Curves of pursuit

Grades: 5th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade
Subjects: Art, Math

Student Instructions

Three predatory bugs are initially sitting at the corners of an equilateral triangle. All at once, each of the bugs begins crawling with equal speed directly toward the bug on their right. What is the path of each bug? The path is called a curve of pursuit. The attached slideshow shows you an example for 3 bugs and step by step instructions on how to draw them for 4 bugs Follow the steps then, colour your artwork and add a photo photograph of your efforts to SeeSaw. Try it for other shapes too.