GM3.6: Bad News Berries

Quest Line: 
Previous Quest: 

Yemil needs a pen that will hold a specific area for beastberries. Make a pen that will has the given area. It does not matter what the perimeter is for this quest.


This quest is the second step in the optimization sequence. In this case players build a fence with specific area regardless of the perimeter and how much fence they have to use up.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Make a geometric construction (geometric construction)
  • Create a shape with a given area (area/perimeter calculations)
Connecting Questions: 
  1. How did you choose what side dimensions to use for your area?
  2. Have students discuss whether they think they could get the same area using less fence? This is prep for the next quest about optimizing area for minimal fence.
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