**Frosh Querbes Scholars**

Each year the frosh Querbes Scholars complete a math unit that encourages them to use and extend their math skills. In previous math courses, K - 8, you studied the attributes of traditional planar shapes: triangle, square, rectangle, parallelogram, etc. What about the geometry of a maple leaf? Besides area and perimeter what other properties does it have? In the mid 1900's, those interested in quantifying irregular shapes created a list of useful descriptor, each with an accompanying equation. In this unit, you will determine descriptor values for a number of irregular shapes.

The homeroom is the only time during the day when all the frosh Querbes Scholars are together; consequently, instruction will be limited to this period.

Like so many other Querbes Scholar enrichment activities, you will receive no grade for your work; however, upon completion of the unit, your work will be evaluated.