Application: Tiles Around a Pool

How many tiles are needed to go around a pool with dimensions L x W? Use this applet to help you write the algebraic expression.


  1. Use the length and width sliders to create your pool.
  2. If needed, click the "Options" checkbox to view some hints.
  3. Use the "Solution method" slider to view some different solution methods.


Last modified: Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 8:22 PM