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Dog Pen Problem

Teach your class about various approaches to solving the problem of maximizing the area of a rectangle space with a fixed perimeter in the context of a farmer's dog pen. Then, they complete a worksheet independently to summarize the activity.

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CCSS: Designed
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Use the worksheet as a homework assignment after the activity
  • Have learners complete the activity in small groups or in a math center
Pros

  • Provides necessary auxiliary materials for the lesson
  • A helpful and applicable way to reinforce the concepts of area and perimeter
Cons

  • None
Included Materials

  • Teacher Notes
  • Dog Pen Problem
  • TI-Nspire Activity TNS