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Problem Solvers
problem solvers: solutions: Butterfly gardens


May 2013, Volume 19, Issue 9, Page 542

The May problem scenario has students explore what happens to the area of a two-dimensional shape as the side dimensions change but the perimeter remains the same. A fourth-grade teacher from North Carolina explored the task and uncovered her students’ misconceptions concerning the corner tiles of the rectangle.

Grades 3-5
Numbers and Operations
Problem Solving / Problem Posing