The Shrinking Pond

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Geometry meets ecology in this compact math task using scale factors. Middle schoolers determine the new area of a pond that is drying out due to drought based on the first given dimensions. Use this handout as an exit ticket or pop quiz.

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CCSS: Designed

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  • Designed to meet CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.1 and several math practice standards
  • An answer key is provided

  • Activity is only loosely realistic since there are no rectangular ponds
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