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Animation Tracing
May 25th, 2016

Here is a nice animation trick in Choreo Graph that also leads to an interesting math tip. First,…

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Playing with Layers
May 12th, 2016

As you add parts in Choreo Graph you are creating layers.  The first part you add is the…

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Animating Paper Dolls
May 11th, 2016

Choreo Graph is a great way to take traditional toys and activities (like paper dolls) and bring them…

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Animating Found Objects
August 5th, 2015

Human beings are so good at seeing faces that we see them all the time — even in…

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Start with a person with hands away from the body
July 28th, 2015

The easiest pictures to use show a person standing with their hands away from their body. Choreo Graph…

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Rotations Rotations Rotations
July 28th, 2015

Choreo Graph inspires you to start seeing rotations all over the place, and then static images become opportunities…

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Watch synchronized dance moves for inspiration
July 28th, 2015

To get started, have students watch a video that has synchronized moves (e.g., Michael Jackson’s Thriller video). Elicit…

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Hold and tap Clear to reset angle measurements
July 28th, 2015

The starting position of each of the dancer’s parts will have the angle measurement set to zero. You…

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Act out angle types
July 28th, 2015

To get started, have students act out or visualize through sketching the different angles of rotation for their…

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Make formulas concrete
July 28th, 2015

The most common mistake made when using the Distance Formula is to accidentally mismatch the x-values and y-values….

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Slide figure horizontally and vertically to play with translations
July 28th, 2015

Have students play with translations where their figure slides from a starting point to an ending point including…

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Brainstorm settings for characters first
July 28th, 2015

Encourage students to begin by brainstorming the settings in which their main characters or object will act or…

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