More Area and Perimeter

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Continue expanding student exposure to area and perimeter with our More Area and Perimeter Lesson Plan.  This lesson presents how to use formulas for area and perimeter of a rectangle and square to find the area and perimeter of L-shaped and other similar figures.  With interactive activities students engage their sensory system as they solidify the concepts and see how to cut figures into smaller shapes and find missing measurements needed to determine the area and perimeter of the initial figure.

More Area and Perimeter Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about More Area and Perimeter.
  • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on determining how to use the formulas to find the area and perimeter of different figures.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Continue expanding student exposure to area and perimeter with our More Area and Perimeter Lesson Plan.  This lesson presents how to use formulas for area and perimeter of a rectangle and square to find the area and perimeter of L-shaped and other similar figures.  With interactive activities students engage their sensory system as they solidify the concepts and see how to cut figures into smaller shapes and find missing measurements needed to determine the area and perimeter of the initial figure.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Ask students if they remember the formula for the area and perimeter of rectangles and squares.
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Review the formulas showing a few examples.
  3. Ask students how they would find area and perimeter if two rectangles and a square were joined together into a single figure.
  4. Allow for responses and discussion. Display an odd-shaped figure and introduce more area and perimeter.
  5. Distribute More Area and Perimeter content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use other examples to enhance students’ understanding of “cutting” the figures into smaller rectangles and squares, and finding missing lengths/widths of figures.
  6. You may also explain how to subtract a missing piece of the odd-shaped figure. Save the final question for the closing of the lesson. Use the additional resources to further understanding area and perimeter.
  7. Distribute Activity pages. Read and review the instructions. Distribute scissors and tape. Allow students sufficient time to complete and check the work.
  8. Distribute Practice page. You may choose to work together with one or two of the rooms to help students get started. Check and review the students’ responses.
  9. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.
  10. In closing, discuss: Tell about a time in which you had difficulty measuring something in your life. The measurement does not have to relate to rectangles or squares, but any type of measurement needs.
  11. Allow for responses and discussion.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.3, CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5.A, CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.1

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

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Math