# 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.

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