Unusual Function Resources
Ladder to Wall Problem
A problem where the students use the Geometer's Sketchpad sketch given below to understand what the problem is about and to find its solution and then they use the sketch to find the shortest ladder to the wall.
LadderToWallProg (zipped gsp)
Ladder Overhang Problem
Students use the Geometer's Sketchpad sketch given below to understand what the problem is about and to help find its solution
LadderOverHangProb (zipped gsp)
Post Problems
These two problems are based on building a fence to cut off a corner of a paddock by making use of an existing post in the paddock
Smallest Area Lost
PostProbAreaLostSheet (pdf)
PostProbAreaLostGSPSketch (gsp)
PostProbAreaLostCASSheet (pdf)
Shortest Length Fence
PostProbMinLengthFenceSheet (pdf)
PostProbMinLengthFenceGSPSketch (gsp)
PostProbMinLenghtFenceCASSheet (pdf)
