Activity 5: Naming Spirolaterals (or Spiros for short.)
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This Spirolateral is called a Wumpus. It was drawn by setting the sliders to 7, 3, and 6.


Java version of Spiros

Draw different Spirolaterals. See if you can predict what kind will come up based on knowing the three numbers.
 

S numbers
Pattern
Name
2 4 6
 
4 5 8
 
5 1 2
 

There are three types of spirolaterals - Gloop, Whimsy, and Wumpus. Can you separate them into these groups?
Can you predict which type will appear based solely on the S numbers? Use the chart below to help you figure it out.
 

S1
S2
S3
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