The Geometry Of An Ox Skin

High schoolers investigate the concepts of area and perimeter. The lesson plan uses a legend to create a context for the proposed word problem. They use the skill of estimation in order to create an ox skin that is found in the story. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Activity can become a creative project by using construction paper to recreate the ox
  • Bridge language arts and math with a cross-curricular assignment
Pros
  • A practical and applicable way to practice problem-solving skills
  • Encourages learners to use their knowledge of area and perimeter to solve the world problem
Cons
  • None