## Wildlife Refuge

In this module students use their geometry and algebra skills to analyze a wildlife refuge in Nevada. Calculating the area, perimeter, and the ratio of the two allows students to analyze different configurations for a refuge. Specifically, they look at ways of designing a wild horse refuge, using the concepts they have learned.

Math topics covered include:

- Rectangle area and perimeter
- The ratio of perimeter to ratio
- Analyzing the graphs of area and perimeter equations (graphs of linear and rational functions)
- Solving real-world design problems

This module includes three videos that provide examples, definitions, and real-world context. Your students will also learn a great deal about environmental concerns related to wildlife refuges.

#### Math Concepts

- Problem Solving
- Geometry
- Equations

#### Learning Objectives

- Model rectangular area with an equation and graph
- Model rectangular perimeter with an equation and graph
- Solve design problems involving area and perimeter

#### Prerequisite Skills

- Knows the area formula for a rectangle
- Knows the perimeter formula for a rectangle

Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.G.B.6, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.CED.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.MG.A.3 |
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Lesson Duration | 60 mins |

Grade Range | 7th - 10th Grade |