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Polygons

These problems require students to use the defining properties of twodimensional objects to describe, classify, and understand the relations that exist among them.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 7: Geometry in the Plane
The closest match in our Ask Dr. Math archives:
Middle School: Two Dimensional Geometry
NCTM Standards:
Geometry Standard for Grades 68
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Building Fences
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Plan a garden so as to maximize the area surrounded by a 36yard fence.
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Building on Water
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Find the area of a circular pond not covered by a rectangular building.
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Canadian Soccer
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the distance a player runs to complete three "Double V" laps.
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Exploring Area
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 4. Find information about Pick's theorem and solve an area problem using this method.
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Fences for Fido and Friends
 Annie Fetter

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the area of each rectangular dog pen.
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Graphing for Area
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Graph six points and find the area of the resulting hexagon.
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How Wide Is My Garden?
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. A scale drawing is used to determine the width and area of a garden.
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Office Tile Choice
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the total cost of purchasing tiles for my office.
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Partial Area
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the area of the portion of the circle that is not included inside the inscribed square.
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PicturePerfect Geometry
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Graph four points and name the figure that you have drawn.
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Shapes Rock
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Find the number of diagonals in a polygon of 40 sides.
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Shine On Harvest Moon
 Judy Ann Brown

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 2. Find the area of the largest circle that can be cut from a nineinch by twelveinch sheet of paper.
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A Stellar Garden
 Bill Marthinsen

PreAlgebra, difficulty level 3. Martha Stewart wants to rebuild her ugly garden. She needs help calculating the areas in the new garden.
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