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Pens and Crystals (Math Chat)

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Author:Frank Morgan, MAA Online
Description: Answering the challenge: How should you fence in two adjacent rectangular pens of given areas A, B with the least amount of fencing (including the fencing separating them)? Ms. Mattuck's 8th graders at the Richmond School use the Geometer's Sketchpad to explore the problem, and a group of college students prove the results in a more general context. New challenge: The National Weather Service way of approximating daily average temperature.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Temperature, Triangles and Other Polygons, Meteorology

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