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The GeoKone Geometry Generator

January 29th, 2014 by Math Tricks | No Comments | Filed in Math Geometry



For this post, I was going to write a bit about how to transform between Cartesian and Polar coordinate systems – yea, because of that image I planted on the Facebook page:

polar bear-cartesian bear

It was cold – even in Florida – at the time of this writing, so I thought it would be cute tying in polar coordinates with the “polar vortex” that is engulfing much of the planet.

So anyways, in my searches, I somehow came up with “geometry generator”, and found a link to the GeoKone website.

What is GeoKone, exactly?  From their website:

GeoKone is an Interactive Sacred Geometry Generator that runs inside your browser.”

 

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Well, I gave it a try, and in only a few minutes I was able to make some pretty cool images!  Take a look:

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There are other features that I tried briefly, but with some practice you can add whole new levels to your creations.  For instance, there is an animation feature that will turn your projects into dynamic geometric masterpieces!  You can visit their gallery to see some other (and better than mine!) awesome creations.

So, if it is too cold and/or rainy to go outside, and you want to entertain yourself, give this a try.  It is also great for students because the interface allows you to see what happens when you change the geometrical properties of the image.

If you happen to try it, please be sure to give us your opinions of it in the comments section below.

 

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New Online Math Game – Continuum

January 31st, 2011 by Math Tricks | No Comments | Filed in Fractals, Games, Golden Rectangle, Math Games, Math Geometry, Math Software, online math games




Continuum – Action Math Game!

math games - continuum

The new online math game is out, and I hope you will enjoy it!

For this game, I included several math aspects.  The most obvious one is the use of fractals for the backgrounds.  I think they add a level of depth to the play fields – and are really cool to look at!

Next, I made all the bricks in the game golden rectangles.  Well, as close as I could anyway, because I had to use integer units in the design.  The dimensions of the bricks are 41 x 25 pixels, giving a ratio of 1.64 width to height, which is just a tad more than the actual value of approximately 1.61803399.

Lastly, I made as targets in the game polygons, which contain interfering balls after the polygons are destroyed.

This game is a little more mainstream from the others I have made for Math Tricks, but I think it is the most enjoyable.  Here is a game-play screen shot:

continuum - online math game

Anyway, it is online, and you can play it here.  Please feel free to give me any comments and suggestions!

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