Maximizing Area and Perimeter Problems

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Use this context and technological tool to assist students in embracing the mathematical and pragmatic nuances of “real-world” problems so they become fertile opportunities to explore mathematical concepts, express reasoning, and engage in mathematical modeling.

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Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
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