This project introduces students to a real world problem using the pythagorean theorem. Students are asked to find the perimeter of their large yard and compare price quotes from two companies who have made a bid for the job.
The work is relatively simple and is perfectly suited for Algebra I and Geometry students. It's a short project that could even be given for a homework assignment or in-class activity. The topics covered include the pythagorean theorem, perimeter, plotting points, and finding sales tax.