Packages (B) - Constant Area and Constant Perimeter
Students use tiles to determine the formula for area and perimeter. They chart the area and perimeter of rectangular arrays, record the area and perimeter of their arrays on the chart, and graph the results.
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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
Area and Perimeter of Irregular Shapes
Evaluate young mathematicians' understanding of area and perimeter with this series of three assessment tasks. Challenging learners to not only calculate the area and perimeter of irregular shapes, but to explain in writing their...
3rd - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Determining Perimeter and Area of Polygons on the Coordinate Plane
That shape is so weird, there's no way to find its area! Show your classes that they can use grids and known formulas to find the perimeters and areas of irregular figures. Pairs develop methods to break irregular figures into figures...
6th Math CCSS: Designed
Scale Drawing: Perimeter and Area of a Room
Using a scale drawing with some dimensions missing, aspiring do-it-yourself homeowners calculate the remaining sides of a compound-shaped room. They apply the principles of ratio and proportion to determine how much crown molding will be...
6th - Higher Ed Math
Maximizing and Minimizing the Area of Rectangles Given a Fixed Perimeter
Students explore the realms of measurement. In this math lesson plan, students analyze and solve problems in which rectangles with identical perimeters are compared to maximize or minimize area. This instructional activity can be...
6th - 9th Math