Linking Length, Perimeter, Area, and Volume
Students explore the concept of similar figures. In this similar figures lesson, students compare perimeter and area ratios of similar rectangles. Students find scale factors of area and perimeter on similar rectangles using an applet.
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Volume of Rectangular Prisms with Fractional Side Lengths
How much carpet goes on the floor and how much space will be available for storage in a game closet that they help design? With this task, collaborators use formulas for area and volume. They also complete a Venn diagram comparing these...
5th - 7th Math CCSS: Designed
Comparing Volumes of Cereal Boxes
Explore the deceptive world of food packaging with this fun math activity. Using prior knowledge about measuring the volume of three-dimensional figures, young mathematicians determine the difference between the volume of cereal boxes...
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Simple Perimeter, Area, and Volume
Young mathematicians find the area and perimeter of shaded shapes on a grid of unit squares. The sheets challenge class members to find the volume of various solid prisms. Each questions also includes the total value of suggest points...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Garden Grade 6 Area and Perimeter
Engage young mathematicians in applying their knowledge of area and perimeter with a fun geometry activity. Through a series of problem solving exercises, children use their math knowledge to design different-sized garden plots that meet...
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Designed
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
Linking Length, Perimeter, Area, and Volume Part 5: Purple Prisms
How does the surface area of the rectangular prism change when you change the scale factor? This question is answered by young geometers as they manipulate the scale factor and observe changes in surface area through the use of an...
6th - 8th Math