Tag Archives: angles

Module One Post Eight (Dance Related to Math)


This website talks about angles, musicality, and balance in dance. Dancers must know how high to lift their leg, this is determined in degrees. Their legs are lifted at 45 degrees, 90 degrees and higher. Dancers must also know how to transfer their weight in order to maintain balance. Dancers must also have the ability to memorize movements and counts, as well as on what counts to perform. This site also gives great explanations as to why they think these forms of math are useful to dancers.

This site was useful because not only did it have good information, it also gave great explanations as to why they think these forms of math are useful to dancers. This site also explained angles which was helpful since other sites didn’t give much information on it.

Module Two Post Three (2 point perspective)

In this website I found, I am going to mostly talk about how two point perspective fits in with math. To state the obvious, this type of perspective is used a lot in geometry. As each shape is drawn, it will be either perpendicular, or parallel to each other. every line that is drawn will make its way to one of the vanishing points, creating angles as it goes.

You can think of the process of drawing two point perspective like a formula for math. It has multiple steps that has to go in a certain order to make the answer (drawing) correct.

Two Point perspective Drawing: How To Guide - Step 17

These are the two drawings that are made in the website I have explained. As you can see, you can see there are multiple 3D prisms that are used to create the scenes.

2 Point Perspective Drawing: Step by Step Guide for Beginners

Module Two Post Two (Going deeper into techniques of 2 point persepcetive)

Once again, I am not using a website, as I felt that I needed to write a new post to go deeper about the techniques I breifly mentioned in post sixteen. My art teacher, Ms.Lehtonen did a whole unit about perspective drawing. In that unit she taught us how to draw in that way and how the mathematical techniques that are used.

I already mentioned that you always need to use a ruler, but that is not all. There are only certain amount of lines that are used. these lines are vertical, and diagonal pointing to either of the vanishing points. These lines will create angles which will help you know how big the other corners will be. The angle made in one corner of ( a building ), will be the same as the all the corners that look like they are in that position.

Image result for two point perspective

This image greatly describes how each corner is the same as if a mirror is placed between each horizontal line, the other corner will be equal.

Module One Post Fourteen (math in art)

This time I substituted the website for a video, and it clearly explains drawing perspective in math. You need geometry, and angles to make sure everything is in proportion.

In one point perspective, when you are drawing the object like a cube, the lines has to create a 90 degree angle. After, the lines that finish up the cube have to be parallel to each other. All of the lines have to be straight too. (unless you are drawing 0 point perspective.)

As you watch the video, you can see that first, the basic shape that defines the soon to be cube is  2d. When you form the cube, it turns into a 3d shape.

Module 1 Post 15 (The Geometry of Ballet)

This last prezi https://prezi.com/28tsc8jiwg71/the-geometry-of-ballet/ didn’t have much information on rotation, translation, and reflection. Although it did talk about the angles. While performing an arabesque a dancer has to have her leg at a 90-135 degree angle. While performing a grand jete a dancer has to have her legs at 180 degrees so basically a straight line.

This was useful because normally when I view sites with the title geometry of ballet, I normally think it’ll be about geometry but this site was very different and had different examples. This will be useful because I know that angles are even involved in the studio.

Module 1 Post 12 (Mathematics Of Ballet)


This site was like many others I found. It was someone else’s blog but they did find really good information. There is a variety of different examples of why math is involved in ballet. For example spacial formations, angles, symmetry and counting the music. All of this is important to a ballerina. When a professional company performs they need apply all of these (especially spacial formation).

This was helpful because there was a lot of examples and I have multiple different forms of math to chose from. The one I found the most useful was the spacial formations because that is very important to a ballerina.

Module One Post Fifteen (following through with a pass)

This website isn’t associated with lacrosse or math specifically, but has useful information.

Even though it’s not directly associated with any of these things it can still relate to my topic. Following through with a pass associates with almost all sports, meaning if you don’t follow through with a pass it may not go where you want it to. It relates to math because passes relate to angles.


Module One Post ten (Hockey math)

Cite used: http://spinnakers.org/mathonice.htm

In this cite it displays many key examples of how math is implied in the game of hockey. For instance, if you are shorthanded the fraction would be 5/4, meaning the opposing team has five and you have four. A great demonstration of fractions which is used practically every game. Another example is when angling someone to the outside of the boards. You want to cut them off from an angle so that they run out of space, this is a key aspect for defensemen like me. We are told and use this strategy on all times when the opposing team is rushing in. Lastly, the triangle, this shape is commonly used as a direction of offence, players (forwards) will shape up in this formation in the offensive zone creating good passing lanes. In all i found this extremely useful, as it is filled with a lot of information and examples. Definitely recommend to anyone!

Module One Post Seven [Goal tending in Soccer]

I think goal tending is one of the most important and hard positions in soccer because you are guarding such a big net. I think that angles has a lot of play when it comes to goal tending. The goaltender has to follow the line of shot when a player is shooting on him. In my opinion the person who is shooting against the goalie is always looking for an angle but the goalie can narrow his or her’s shooting angle by creeping out of his box https://www.mathedpage.org/conics/soccer/