Pick a point P on the line segment AB and make squares: A side of one square is AP and a side of the other square is PB. Where should the point P be located to satisfy the condition that the sum of the areas of the two squares is a minimum? Explain.
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In this activity, we'll construct a demonstration sketch which could be used by middle school students to investigate the properties of quadrilaterals.
Geoboards in the classroom
This unit deals with the length and area of two-dimensional geometric figures using the geoboard as a pedagogical device.
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