**Take the CSM Challenge: L-Shaped Figures**

# Joanne Thompson wants to buy the piece of woven matting pictured in the diagram below. It costs costs **$10.09 per square foot**.

**$10.09 per square foot**.

**Question 1:** What is the area of the woven matting in square inches?

**Question 2:** To the nearest $10, how much will the piece of woven matting cost?

# What is a problem solving mindset?

Sometimes it's hard to know where to start with a complex problem, and you might feel like panicking or giving up. The most important success factor is your *problem-solving mindset* -- slowing down, looking at all the information that you have, and thinking about what you *do* know what to do (find the area of a rectangle, perhaps?). **CSM can give you problem-solving strategies and mindset for facing complex problems.**

Take the **CSM Course** to learn how to do problems like this and build your High Performance skills (like persistence, self-reliance, and problem-solving).

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Sometimes it's hard to know where to start with a complex problem, and you might feel like panicking or giving up. The most important success factor is your *problem-solving mindset* -- slowing down, looking at all the information that you have, and thinking about what you *do* know what to do (find the area of a rectangle, perhaps?). **CSM can give you problem-solving strategies and mindset for facing complex problems.**

Take the **CSM Course** to learn how to do problems like this and build your High Performance skills (like persistence, self-reliance, and problem-solving).

When you complete the CSM Course, you'll earn your **CSM Certificate** to show employers that you have what it takes!