There's Gold in Them There Hills

Need to build a laser fence on Mars?  In this cute maximizing-area lesson, young explorers pretend to be prospectors on Mars and must determine the best way to use 20 meters of fencing in order to maximize their area. In addition, they are then given the restriction that the fence cannot be a square, but must be a non-square rectangle. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Resource Details

Grade
8th - 11th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 hrs
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
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