Walking the Fence Line

Students investigate the perimeter of polygons.  In this perimeter of polygons lesson, students estimate the perimeter of various polygons such as squares, rectangles, triangles, etc.  Students use their Ti-73 to determine the exact perimeter of the polygons.  Students determine the minimum perimeter required to enclose a 20 by 30 ft. barn into three sections of equal area.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Math
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Calculator
Year
2001
Usage Permissions
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