Increasing Spatial Reasoning Skills: Optimization of Measurement
In the past, when introducing the concept of Optimization of Measurement, students would complete a series of investigations involving different lengths of rope, fence, etc. and would make connections from the table of values and graph they would produce. While I still intend to do some of the investigations, I want to make them more real and especially more visual to hopefully help students better retain the knowledge and develop a deep understanding.
Here’s the animation created for maximizing the area of a 4-sided rectangular enclosure:
Stage By Stage PDF File
Here is a stage-by-stage PDF file for you to grab, if you’d like:
Please let me know if you and your students found this resource helpful!
If you’re interested in creating animations for your own math class, download Keynote here: