Surrounded and Covered

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What effect does changing the perimeter have on the area of a figure? The five problems in the resource explore this question at various grade levels. Elementary problems focus on the perimeter of rectangles and irregular figures with rectangular components. The more advanced questions focus on maximizing area and fractal geometry.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners cut out the figures or use manipulatives when building new models
  • Use questions as lesson openers
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a functional understanding of area and perimeter
  • Incorporates real-life context within the problem situations
  • Resources use colored diagrams to enhance the questions
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