Distance, Perimeter, and Area in the Real World

Go exploring around real-world objects. Pupils measure objects in the school and calculate their perimeters and areas. The 10th segment in a series of 22 asks learners to determine distances on a grid. They use those distances to determine perimeters and areas.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Lead a discussion on cues that specify whether students need the area or perimeter
Classroom Considerations

  • Decide what students will measure and record the measurements before the lesson
  • Requires tape measures or meter/yard sticks
Pros

  • The answer key shows the steps in arriving at the solution
  • Includes scaffolding suggestions to help with differentiation
Cons

  • None
Common Core