AM1 – Study of the human proportions in body growth08 août 2017
- To explore proportions of the human body by analysing measurements for relationships such as equal to, twice the length, half the length in order to draw people in various positions.
Romanian, French and English students were split into two groups and had a maths lesson based on the eight head figure theory and Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man in terms of measuring the proportions of a human body.
Once students had sat through the powerpoint, students were split into smaller groups of two English students, a French student and a Romanian student.
Students were given time to measure different body parts in order to distinguish whether they could create proof for the eight head figure theory or the Vitruvian Man when measuring body parts. They did this by using a metre long ruler to measure each others' body parts and seeing whether there was a correlation between any other body parts.
- Students applied maths in order to find some patterns between the proportions of their body.
- One group worked out that the length of the Romanian's outstretched arms was the same as his height, whereas another group determined that, in their group, the boys' hands/arms/feet were always bigger than the girls' of the same age.