Best Square

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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.

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Instructional Ideas
  • 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
Classroom Considerations
  • 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
  • None
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