Finding Halves with Unit Squares
- Jack D. Gittinger
The Challenge Use the POINTER tool to move unit squares to cover exactly one half of the area of each of the yellow rectangles. Find six different ways to do this. Remember, you are not trying to divide the rectangle into two halves, you are trying to cover one-half the area of the rectangle. Print and Discuss When you have found six ways to cover a half, print the GeoGebra screen. Find a partner who is also finished and compare your solutions. Do you agree with each other? Did you find different solutions? Are there others? How many?