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Areas of Geometric Shapes with the Same Perimeter
A triangle, square, hexagon, and circle all have a perimeter of one unit. Eighth graders must attempt to find the area of each and arrange them in order from least to greatest areas. A terrific task for applying four different area...
7th - 9th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Surrounded and Covered
What effect does changing the perimeter have on the area of a figure? The five problems in the resource explore this question at various grade levels. Elementary problems focus on the perimeter of rectangles and irregular figures with...
K - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
New Review Solving Area Problems Using Scale Drawings
Calculate the areas of scale drawings until a more efficient method emerges. Pupils find the relationship between the scale factor of a scale drawing and the scale of the areas. They determine the scale of the areas is the square of the...
7th Math CCSS: Designed
The Circumference of a Circle and the Area of the Region it Encloses
Bring your math class around with this task. Learners simply identify parts of a given circle, compute its radius, and estimate the circumference and area. It is a strong scaffolding exercise in preparation for applying the formulas for...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Find Perimeter and Area by Finding the Length of Sides by Comparing Coordinates
Using coordinates to draw a rectangle, help learners understand the relationship between the given order pairs used as the vertices and the length of its joining sides. This is the second video in a series of four using geometry to solve...
5 mins 5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Teach Surface Area and Volume in the Most Engaging Way!
Build a Zarcon-proof home as a math activity that will provide tremendous advantages for engagement, for differentiation, and for mastery of concepts. This activity focuses specifically on surface area and volume using mathematical...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Polygons-Changing Area Versus Changing Perimeter
Investigate the area and perimeter of polygons in this geometry lesson. Young geometers use grid paper to draw a quadrilateral and calculate its area and perimeter. They also read The Greedy Triangle to identify the changing shape of...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed