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Comparing Perimeters and Areas

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students use a graphing calculator to find maximum and minimum values for area and perimeter problems.

This Activity comes from Prentice Hall's © 2007 Geometry textbook.

Before the Activity

  • Review the activity PDF file
  • Make copies of the activity PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Enter equations in the y= editor and table of their graphing calculator.
  • Analyze graphs.


  • Directions:
  • Distribute the student activity sheets
  • Follow the procedures as outlined
  • After the Activity

    As a class, review student progress, discussing questions that appeared to be more challenging, and re-teaching as needed.