Students will use distance and perimeter on the coordinate plane to determine which fence company offers the best price for fencing a yard. Depending on the level of the class, students can use the Pythagorean Theorem or the distance formula.
Standard: Use coordinates to solve geometric problems involving polygons algebraically. Use coordinates to compute perimeters of polygons and areas of triangles and rectangles. Use coordinates to verify algebraically that a given set of points produces a particular type of triangle or quadrilateral.