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    Find all squares

Objectives

Materials

Warm-up activities

  1. With one rubber band, make a square on your geoboard. What is its area?
  2. Find the square on your geoboard with smallest area.
  3. Find the square on your geoboard with next smallest area.
  4. Find the square on your geoboard with largest area.

Main activity

Homework

Extended activities

  1. On a 5 x 5 geoboard, find the square with next to largest area.

  2. Find a square with area between 4 and 9 square units. Can you find another square with area between 4 and 9 square units?

  3. What is the area of the shaded region below?

  4. Find the perimeter of each of the squares in the main activity.

  5. On a 10 x 10 geoboard, make a square using each of the line segments in Lesson 2. Which of these squares do not fit on a 5 x 5 geoboard?

  6. Continue the pattern below on a 10 x 10 geoboard and complete the following table:

  7. Continue these patterns on a 10 x 10 geoboard:

         

  8. Order each of the squares in the previous activity by area.
 


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