A farm and a community
03122011, 08:33 PM


This past week we had fun with area and perimeter. You get so tired of worksheets all the time! I blew up some graph pager to construction paper size, then gave the kids some directions and requirements. Its on my computer at work.
Day 1 Kids made a map of our community. I listed several required buildings. A library, a school, a farmhouse, a grocery store, a post office, bank, etc... Each building had a minimum area and perimeter requirements. They had to draw the buildings, color and label each one, and of course label the area and perimeter of each one. (showing their work of course.)
Day 2 Same kind of deal but with construction of a farm. The farm had several animals, pets, cows,horses, etc.. and then vegetables. Each of the items again had specific requirements for area and perimeter and as well had to show their work.
Fun fun!!!! The kids loved it and were very engaged.
