This file includes a problem solving task, slides that walk students through the problem solving process, as well as tips for teaching problem solving and possible questions for facilitating the task. It is provided as a pdf. as well as a ppt.
This task focuses on area and perimeter as students try to maximize the area of a bunny pen for a predetermined perimeter.
Students engage in true problem solving as they explore the possibilities for the bunny pen in this version of a classic mathematical task.