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Estimating Planar Areas Using Analogue Methods

A method to estimate planar areas for simple or complex shapes is described. The method relies on the use of weighing the area of interest and using proportional constructs.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M1.4.1, M2.4.6, M3.4.3, M4.4.6, M4.4.8, M5.4.17
Subject Keywords: Area, Estimation, Geometry, proportion, surface area, Scaling, Measurement

Author(s): Philip Gabriel and S. Kathryn Grimes
PUMAS ID: 09_05_11_1
Date Received: 2011-09-05
Date Revised: 2011-12-16
Date Accepted: 2011-12-15

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