MODELING WITH GEOMETRY, GOOGLE EARTH AND THE PATHS OF A MINIMUM PUBLIC SQUARE

Dirceu Santos Brito, Lourdes Maria Werle de Almeida

Abstract


http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/2179460X14231

This paper reports a mathematical modeling activity among teenagers admitted to a Socio-educational Center in the south of Brazil. This activity required the students draft a reform of a public square based on the problem of finding a network of paths of minimum length connecting access points to the plaza to its core elements. Investigating printed aerial images of squares, obtained from Google Earth, students were conducted to study the problem of Fermat-Steiner. The conduct of this study, the presented solutions and the development of research skills and understanding in geometry are discussed in this paper.


Keywords


Modelagem Matemática, Otimização Geométrica, Problema de Fermat-Steiner, Educação em Geometria, Google Earth, Praças Públicas



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/2179460X14231

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