Backyard Building - Area and Perimeter

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Turn young mathematicians into landscape architects with this four-lesson series on area and perimeter. Beginning with a basic introduction to calculating perimeter and area using non-standard units of measurement, this instructional unit concludes with children designing their dream backyards complete with trampolines, pools, and much more. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lessons by taking students onto the school grounds and having them measure the area and perimeter of different objects they see
  • Use different kinds of non-standard units, comparing measurements and discussing the need for a standard system of units

  • Each lesson offers ideas for reteaching or extending student learning
  • A pre-assessment, exit slips, and a summative assessment are included with the unit
  • Supporting worksheets and templates are provided for each lesson
  • Includes a rubric for assessing student work

  • None