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The problems in this section explore the numerical and/or physical properties of area.

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 7: Measurement: Area
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
   Middle School: Measurement
NCTM Standards:
   Measurement Standard for Grades 6-8

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Baking Blackberries - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 1. Which rectangular baking dish should I use? ... more>>

The Big Picture! - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. A picture is enlarged to four times its area. ... more>>

Building Fences - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Plan a garden so as to maximize the area surrounded by a 36-yard fence. ... more>>

Building on Water - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 4. Find the area of a circular pond not covered by a rectangular building. ... more>>

Cork Costs - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find reasonable prices for the different sizes of cork. ... more>>

Dividing Daffodils - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 4. Help us plant our garden of daffodils. ... more>>

Fences for Fido and Friends - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find the area of each rectangular dog pen. ... more>>

Geo in Jeopardy - Richard Tchen
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the dimensions of the three-dimensional phone booth. ... more>>

Golfing Luck? - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Work with probability on the practice hole of the golf course. ... more>>

Graphing for Area - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Graph six points and find the area of the resulting hexagon. ... more>>

He Ate It All! - Mr. Marthinsen's Geometry Class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. The professor ate an entire pizza in 28 minutes. Figure out the size of the pizza. ... more>>

How Wide Is My Garden? - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. A scale drawing is used to determine the width and area of a garden. ... more>>

Office Tile Choice - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the total cost of purchasing tiles for my office. ... more>>

Partial Area - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the area of the portion of the circle that is not included inside the inscribed square. ... more>>

Photo Wall - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the dimensions of the large poster. ... more>>

Pizza Pie - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Use the given information to decide how many slices of the small pizza would be equal to or greater than 3 slices from the large pizza. ... more>>

A Quilt Made of Squares - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Using the information given, will the finished quilt be in the shape of a square? ... more>>

Shine On Harvest Moon - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Find the area of the largest circle that can be cut from a nine-inch by twelve-inch sheet of paper. ... more>>

Spring Garden Planning - Judy Ann Brown
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 4. Find the area as well as the length and width of my fractional garden. ... more>>

A Stellar Garden - Bill Marthinsen
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Martha Stewart wants to rebuild her ugly garden. She needs help calculating the areas in the new garden. ... more>>

A Surfer's Tessellation - Mr. Marthinsen's First Period Class
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Shane is re-tiling his surf shack. How many of each kind of tile will he need, and what does a big tile cost? ... more>>

Tiling Tables - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find a method to quickly calculate the dimensions of a rectangular table top with a given area so that it has the smallest possible perimeter. ... more>>

Tiling Triangles - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Given the dimensions of a large triangle, find the dimensions of the 25 small triangles that tile it. ... more>>

Volume Experiment - Judy Ann Brown
Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Make a prediction, conduct an experiment, and report your findings. ... more>>

Watch Where You Step! - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. Using statistics about slugs, about how many might be in a certain sized yard? ... more>>

Women's Walkway - Suzanne Alejandre
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 2. How many bricks would it take to cover the full area of the pattern sample? What's the area? ... more>>

Wondering about Water - Annie Fetter
Pre-Algebra, difficulty level 3. Find the surface area of an Olympic-size ice hockey rink. ... more>>

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