This Best Square activity & project also includes:
If you're a square, be the best square you can be! Young scholars develop a formula to determine the four points that make the best square that considers the area, perimeter, and other dimensions. They use their formulas to rank attempts at creating a square from four points in the introductory video.
- Have a group of students create the squares for analysis on transparency paper and transpose to a coordinate plane
- Create collaborative groups to build formulas; have each group defend their rankings
- Practice writing formulas with pupils prior to the activity
- Includes a sample answer as well as a teaching guide
- Provides additional exercises on the same topic