Students take on the role of a real estate agent, decomposing a complex polygon into familiar shapes to calculate a house's square footage based on the exterior-walls floor plan.
*Diana L. Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org, a former middle school teacher, teaches mathematics methods at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
*W. Max Sabo, email@example.com, is a real estate agent in Boone.
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