A Five Day Approach to Using Technology and Manipulatives to Explore Area and Perimeter
Young mathematicians build an understanding of area and perimeter with their own two hands in a series of interactive geometry lessons. Through the use of different math manipulatives, children investigate the properties of rectangles,...
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Find the Perimeter of a Rectangle Using an Area Model
A real-world problem is posed at the beginning of the fourth of six lessons on applying formulas for area and perimeter. A review of the definition of squares and rectangles begins the discussion, followed by an example of solving a...
5 mins 3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed
Comparing Volume and Surface Area in 3-D Shapes
Students explore 3-dimensional shapes. In this volume and surface area comparison lesson, students discover the lengths, widths, and height of rectangular prisms. Students solve problems and record their measurements and data on a...
5th - 7th 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
Measurement: Finding Areas of Rectangles
Gardening geometers construct the formula for the area of a rectangle by viewing a video revolving around two young people, their lawn mowing business, and their need to charge by the square meter. A relevant real-life application lesson!
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Relating Area and Perimeter in 2-D Objects
Students explore the area and perimeter of two-dimensional shapes. In this measurement lesson, students compare the lengths, widths, perimeter, and area of two-dimensional objects. Students view an interactive presentation and complete a...
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable