Estimating Perimeter and Area of Simple Polygons

Build your intuition for the perimeter and area of simple polygons (polygons whose edges intersect only at vertices) by dragging the vertices of the polygon around the geoboard. To see a way of computing the area of simple polygons, see the Demonstration entitled Pick's Theorem.

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Related Curriculum Standards

US Common Core State Standards, Mathematics