JUNE's PROBLEM

If the length of a rectangle is reduced by 3 meters and the width is increased by 2 meters, the result is a square whose area is the same as that of the rectangle. What is that area

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MAY's PROBLEM

The perimeter of a BIG square is seven times the perimeter of a SMALL square. What fraction of the area of the BIG square is the area of the SMALL square?

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APRIL's PROBLEM

The coordinates of the vertices of quadrilateral ABCD are:
A(-4,-3), B(4,2), C(2,-2), and D(6,-5).
What is the area of quadrilateral ABCD?

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For many additional problems we highly recommend the following books:

Math Olympiad Contest Problems for Elementary and Middle Schools by Dr. G. Lenchner
and
Math Olympiad Contest Problems Volume 2 edited by Richard Kalman
and
MOEMS® Contest Problems Volume 3
edited by Richard Kalman & Nicholas J. Restivo.
are sources of many such problems.

Creative Problem Solving in School Mathematics 2nd Edition by Dr. George Lenchner
can help you to teach solving these types of problems