Trick #1 – Word Play
Here’s what I used to drill into my third graders (and still do):
- Per – RIM – eter is the distance around the rim.
- Area is like an area rug- it covers the whole area.
Trick #2 – Tape on the Floor
Exploring Area and Perimeter
Here’s the problem- Kids dream big! They create rooms like basketball courts, roller coasters, and restaurants – inside the houses. Which is fun, but is it realistic?
So, I added some requirements to the task. There are nine required rooms and they can create up to 15 rooms. Take a look!
It’s such a fun activity using tons of math.
(And it is available for you in two ways!)