Introduction to Perimeter

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Our interactive Perimeter Lesson Plan demonstrates the definition of perimeter and how to find the perimeter of various polygons and other objects. This engaging lesson incorporates collaborative learning and reinforces the concept with students as they identify real-world uses for perimeter.

Perimeter Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Perimeter
  • Perimeter Practice Worksheets
  • Perimeter Word Problem worksheet
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels

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Description

Our interactive Perimeter Lesson Plan demonstrates the definition of perimeter and how to find the perimeter of various polygons and other objects. This engaging lesson incorporates collaborative learning and reinforces the concept with students as they identify real-world uses for perimeter.

Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction Sample:

  1. Display a square and rectangle. Ask: What is the difference between the outside and the inside of the rectangle and square?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Lead the discussion to the outside is the perimeter.
  3. Ask students: Where are places in your neighborhood or home that have an inside and outside? Which part is the perimeter?
  4. Allow for responses and discussion.
  5. Distribute Introduction to Perimeter content pages. Save the final question for lesson closing. Read and review the information with the students. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.

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Common Core State Standards: None for Grade 1, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.D.9, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.MD.D.8, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.MD.A.3

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Subject

Math