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Any great ideas for teaching area/perimeter .
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..in geometry? Im getting observed next week and cannot think of a really fun/cool way to teach these skills. Im looking to have some technology or hands on activities. ANY help or ideas will be great!! Thanks in advance...Sass


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My favourite lesson is to have the students design a run for my dog, Kiwi. They have to decide on the are and perimeter and give reasons for their choice.

Area and Perimeter (gr.4&5)
http://ssrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/jcroft..._perimeter.htm
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Take a look through this collection of ideas:
http://www.proteacher.org/c/321_Area_and_perimeter.html

Also, for other ideas, take a look through the rest of the collections
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You could have the students find the perimiter and area of your classroom or a wall in your classroom. You could even connect it to the real world by talking about carpeting and painting a wall.
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For perimeter, you could take a string and have one kid hold one end. Then wrap it around the entire class so all the kids are enclosed within the boundary of the string. Then have them come up with ways to figure out how to measure the length of string you have used - what is the perimeter of our students...


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Our science teacher was working on leaf identification. Students brought in leaves from the schoolyard to identify. I sent over some graph paper (fairly large squares) and had them trace their leaf on it. Then we worked with irregular areas and perimeters using that. The kids loved the connections too.
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