Thursday, May 4, 2017

Bezier for Young People

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Bezier Curves are generally not confronted by k-12 students at all. Their equations can be complex, and in the absence of dynamic geometry, the topic in general can be mind boggling. Historically, algebra has been the driving force for graphing. With dynamic geometry, that can be reversed.

If you can mentally stomach (how's that phrase?) the idea of a point on a line steadily sliding from one location on that line to another location on that line, you've mastered the necessary skills. Visually, a point sliding from one place to another would look like this:

Being able to picture this is all you need to know. Here it is

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