Best Square
by Dan Meyer
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Act One
 1.
Rank each person. Explain your ranking.
Act Two
 2.
What information is important?
 3.
What information doesn't matter?
 ImageThe angles
 ImageThe area
 ImageThe coordinates
 ImageThe sides
 4.
What's a formula that will use that information and return a number to tell us who did the best and worst job drawing a square?
 5.
Test your formula. Does it work for very large and very small cases?
Act Three
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Why are they all looking away from the computer when they draw the dots?




Can u copy, paste and nudge with up arrow left arrow? Should be perfect then.

What would these squares look like if they were scaled and superimposed over each other with the top left point in the same location?




Who drew the best square? Who is that awesome dude in the bottom right corner? He seems cool.








how close is Andrew's square to being equilateral on its sides? can you prove it with right triangles?
















What were they drawing the points on? blank paper? notebook paper? graph paper?



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