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Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1
How can the dice help you draw a shape with that area?
Have you got all the shapes with that area/perimeter?  How do you know?
How could you 'tweak' that shape to get another with the same perimeter?