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Proportion Matters (Algebra 1, Geometry)

Proportion is a central concept in the world of art and design. The relationship of parts to the whole is a primary concern in any design task, and artists and designers frequently manipulate proportion to create effects. In this unit, students explore head-to-body and facial feature proportions of humans and animated characters in order to understand the effect that proportion has on the viewer’s perception of a character’s personality.

Length: 4-5 50-minute sessions

Unit Project

Students design their own animated character. They apply what they have learned about how to measure and calculate head-to-body and facial proportions, and how to use different proportions to create specific aspects of a character’s personality. Students specify their character’s head-to-body and facial proportions, create their character, and share their character with the class.

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