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2-D Figures
These problems focus on two-dimensional objects.

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Bunches of Basil - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the maximum number of basil plants I will have after I finish thinning the garden. ... more>>

Circles Around - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use this exploration problem to discover the relation between circumference and diameter. ... more>>

Cubic Changes - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Determine how the volume and surface area of a cube change when the edge length is changed. ... more>>

Frog Farming - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Farmer Mead build a rectangular pen that holds the greatest number of frogs. ... more>>

Frugal Flooring - Marita Paynter
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Help Graeme determine how many tiles he needs to decorate his new bedroom and whether or not he can afford them. ... more>>

How Does Your Garden Grow? - Team 7 Red Math Students -- Highland Middle School
Elementary, difficulty level 4. Help the HMS students find out how many ways they can arrange their schoolyard garden. ... more>>

I Get A Kick Out Of Soccer! - Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many laps of the soccer field would a team member need to complete to run more than a mile? ... more>>

Jellybean Rectangles - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Have fun figuring out strategy in the Jellybean Rectangle game. ... more>>

Lost in Space - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Figure out how big an error the engineers made when they mixed up their units. ... more>>

Lucky Lettuce Land - Kainoa Trotter, et al.
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Help Farmer Lucky fence his lettuce land. ... more>>

Mini-Mall Measurements - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Use given measurements of the stores in the mini-mall to find the area and dimensions of other stores. ... more>>

Mini-Movie Theater Seating - Chrissy Stewart (adapted)
Elementary, difficulty level 3. How many rowdy kids can sit in the Mini-Movie Theater? ... more>>

More Mowing Madness - George Miller and Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 4. Where should Matt and Georgette change places to evenly split their "Matt-mowing" work? ... more>>

Mowing Madness - George Miller and Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Using a special "Matt-mowing" technique, find the dimensions of the last rectangle to be mowed in a 48 ft. by 64 ft. yard. ... more>>

Nova Scotia Quilt - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Use the area of a rectangular bed quilt to determine its dimensions. ... more>>

Puzzling Puzzle Pieces - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Explore the ways 108 puzzle pieces can be arranged. ... more>>

Rabbit's Run - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Help Regina develop options for building her rabbit's run. ... more>>

Special Stars - Lisa Lavelle
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the number of pipe cleaners Leah used to create a Star of David chain. ... more>>

Stained Glass Window - Jackson First Year Algebra Class
Elementary, difficulty level 5. Find the size of a stained glass window for my front door. ... more>>

Tangrams - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Discover some of the relationships among the pieces in a set of Tangrams. ... more>>

Teresa's Tiles - Kristina Lasher
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many square tiles does Teresa need to cover her bathroom floor? ... more>>

The Teddy Bears' Banquet * - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. How many bears can be seated at the banquet? ... more>>

Trapezoid Teatime - Claire Mead
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Find out how many guests can sit at a row of trapezoid tables at the school volunteers' tea. ... more>>

Tricky Triangles - Lisa Lavelle
Elementary, difficulty level 3. Arrange six toothpicks to create special triangles. ... more>>

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