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

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

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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