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Area and Perimeter

High schoolers investigate area and perimeter of various shapes.  In this area and perimeter of various shapes lesson, students record how area of shapes change when a dimension is doubled, halved, quartered, etc.  High schoolers make scatter plots of radii v. circumference and radii v. area.  Students discuss why the graphs have a linear or quadratic shape.  High schoolers make similar graphs for various shapes such as squares and triangles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Algebra I
3 more...
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2007