In this activity, curve fitting is applied to drone pictures of ruins of stone foundations of the traditional houses (hare paenga) on the island of Rapa Nui. The free mathematics application GeoGebra (geogebra.org) is used, but the activity can be adapted to other technology, such as Desmos (desmos.com). The activity can be used as a teacher demonstration or completed by students, individually or in small groups, with access to computers.
Huffman, Cynthia Ph.D., "OER Curve Fitting Applied to Easter Island Stone Foundations" (2021). Faculty Submissions. 7.