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Area and Perimeter

This activity reinforces the concepts of area and perimeter and their independent relationship. Students analyze and compose shapes made from unit squares that satisfy area and perimeter specifications. Ideas for implementation, extension and support are included along with printable sheets and shape cards.
Contributed by: Millenium Mathematics Project, Publisher
Math TopicGeometry, Measurement, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom), Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorMillenium Mathematics Project, Publisher
    • Publication Date2011-04
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2007 University of Cambridge
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Great discovery problem
      By bethb on 09/05/2014 - 16:49
    • This is a great problem to pose to students individually or in small groups so that they may check their results and then draw conclusions. This problem is great when students have misconceptions about area and perimeter.