Max the Real Estate Agent

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.

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Contributor Notes

Diana L. Moss,, a former middle school teacher, teaches mathematics methods at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

W. Max Sabo,, is a real estate agent in Boone.

(Corresponding author is Moss author is Sabo
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