Grade 4

Read the Headline Story to the students. Encourage them to use logical reasoning to draw conclusions about the length of the fence and the area of the garden.

A fence that is 24 feet long surrounds a garden.

- If the garden is a square, it would measure 6 feet on each side, so its area would be 36 square feet.
- The garden might be an 8-by-4 rectangle with an area of 32 square feet.
- It could be a 10-by-2 rectangle, in which case the area would be 20 square feet.
- The garden doesn’t have to have straight sides; it could be a circle!

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