Rolling Glasses
by Dan Meyer
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Sequel

What size circles will they make? When will the "how to" video for this show up on vimeo?





How will cup A & C compare to cup B's circle? Larger, smaller circle? or the same?


What is the diameter of the rolled circle? If this were a roller bearing, what would be the angle between axles?





Each cup makes a circle; can you order them from smallest to largest?



How is the radius of glass created circles affected by glass size/shape?


How big of a circle does each glass make? What determines the diameter of the circle?

Does the diameter of the bottom of the glass determine the way the glass moves?



What's the mathematical relationship between the height of the glass and the circumference of the circle it makes?






Can you rank these glasses in order of the smallest to largest circle made by rolling them in this manner?

Will every glass make a full circle? How does the angle of the sides of the class affect the size of the circle?


How does the circumference of the cup relate to the circumference of the circle it creates?








Will Glass A travel in a circle, as Glass B did? If so, how large will that circle be?

How does the circumference of the circle made compare to the circumference of the base of the glass?





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