Education Technology

"Picking" Your Way Through Area Problems

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students will discover Pick's Theorem by finding the relationship between area and the number of boundary points and interior points of a lattice polygon.

Before the Activity

Download the attached PDF and look over the information on the first page. Download and distribute the attached .tns file and Student Worksheet for use during the activity.

During the Activity

Discuss the material from the activity pages and worksheet with students as needed.

After the Activity

Encourage students to summarize what they have learned from completing the activity. If desired, discuss the extension with students.