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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.

Author(s):

Philip Gabriel, Philip GabrielS. Kathryn Grimes, S. Kathryn Grimes

Date Accepted: 2011-12-15 Grade Group: High School (9-12) Benchmarks: M1.4.1 M2.4.6 M3.4.3 M4.4.6 M4.4.8 M5.4.17 Keywords: area estimation geometry proportion surface area scaling measurement Microsoft Word: 09_05_11_1.docx PDF Document: 09_05_11_1.pdf