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This lesson unit is intended to help you assess how well students are able to: Interpret a situation and represent the variables mathematically; select appropriate mathematical methods to use; explore the effects on the area of a rectangle of systematically varying the dimensions whilst keeping the perimeter constant; interpret and evaluate the data generated and identify the optimum case; and communicate their reasoning clearly.
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Shell Center for Mathematical Education
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Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
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Anonymous on Sep 02, 11:31pm

Gold Rush: Lesson provides formative assessment tools to determine students' interpretation of situation and algebraic representation. Student explore the effects on the area of a rectangle of systematically varying dimensions while maintaining a constant perimeter.



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