MATH: Polygon Area Patterns

Some strategies I learned when approaching this Crit B (Patterns) task was that to be able to find the pattern easily, I had to organize my data well. For example, I would increase one number by one each time, rather then trying random numbers. Last time I did a Crit B task, I didn’t organize my data well so I couldn’t find the pattern. However, this time, I used a chart and organized everything well, so I was able to spot the pattern easily.

If I could do this assessment again, I would improve my explanations and descriptions by adding diagrams because it was hard to explain some things with just words. Adding a diagram would have helped explain the pattern and make it easier to understand. For example, while explaining why the pattern was like that, I could have added a diagram of the way the area increased when an exterior point or interior point was added.

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