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Dimensions and Area

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Learners explore the area of rectangles in this middle school geometry lesson plan. They will investigate the relationship between a change in the dimensions of a rectangle and the change in the corresponding area. Learners also...
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Count Them Up

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Pupils calculate area using the geoboard application on their calculators. They use a TI-73 calculator to find the areas of the shapes provided in the accompanying worksheet. Screen shots and instructions for creating shapes in the...
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If the Shape Fits

For Teachers 5th - 6th Standards
Geometers juggle the idea of polygons. Using a game and manipulatives, they make trapezoids and irregular polygons. They review the algorithms for finding the areas of squares and rectangles. On day one, they find the area of trapezoids,...
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Minimum and Maximum Perimeter

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Pupils practice a variety of strategies with varying numbers of tiles to form shapes and then find the minimum and maximum perimeter for each one. Each group is assigned a different area to build either with square tiles or a geoboard....
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Area Assignment

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Here is an area of polygons worksheet in which learners solve five short answer problems. They find the area of each polygon and construct its' related rectangle, and label the height and base of parallelograms.
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Circles in the Landscape: Irrigating Oklahoma Crops

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
How do you grow crops in a area with insufficient rainfall? Why you irrigate, of course. Class members investigate irrigation systems by designing a system of their own. After examining irrigation related concepts, vocabulary terms, and...