High schoolers investigate the concepts of area and perimeter. The instructional activity 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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- Activity can become a creative project by using construction paper to recreate the ox
- Bridge language arts and math with a cross-curricular assignment
- 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