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Maximizing Area, Minimizing Perimeter

Young mathematicians explore the concept of maximizing area and minimizing perimeter in this TI-Nspire lesson. This lesson is broken up into two parts. In the first, one tries to maximize the area while keeping the perimeter constant.  In the second, one tries to minimize the perimeter with a fixed area. A scatter plot is used to analyze data. 

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Resource Details

Grade
8th - 11th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2007