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Maths in Work: Scaling in Theatre Set Design

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Created on 19 May 2008 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 02 February 2011 by ncetm_administrator

Title Scaling in Theatre Set Design
Organisation Leeds University - Monique Hollinshead
The University of Leeds has 32,000 students and 7,000 staff. Monique teaches in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries. One of her tasks is to produce period costumes for particular actors and actresses from small scale drawings. By measuring parts of the drawing and knowing the size of the performer the costume was originally designed for, she can calculate and design the costume for the new performer. Monique also describes how she solved a particular problem of exactly how big a pair of boxing gloves had to be in a particular scene of a children’s programme. Colleagues designing sets and furniture use models in the ratio of 1:25. These tasks involve problem solving, measurement, enlargement, scale factor, ratio, 2-D representations of 3-D objects.
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2-D Representation of 3-D Objects, Enlargement, Measurement, Problem Solving, Ratio, Scale Factor
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