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Goldfield area and perimeter problem

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by CarrieV, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. CarrieV

    CarrieV Senior commenter

    I have a vague recollection of an investigation question for children to find the optimum area of a goldfield for a given perimeter. I've searched Nrich to no avail! Does anyone have a clue what I mean!
     
  2. DM

    DM New commenter

    This used to be a common question for GCSE coursework (without the goldfield context).
     
  3. CarrieV

    CarrieV Senior commenter

    The exact one! Thanks very much, my yr 6's will enjoy that!
     

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