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I'm teaching area and perimeter this week. Does anybody have any worksheets or websites that has area and perimeter word problems? Thanks in advance!!


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Area perimeter
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What grade level? Depending on your state you could pull the test questions on the test and make your own. Those are the best because you are asking students questions in the same format that they are going to be tested if it is tested grade for your state.
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I teach 3rd grade. Thank you! Great idea!!
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Use problems of finding out building material
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The best problems that I love is that I tell my students they have to help me construct my house. I give them a drawing of my house and we have a discussion around what is needed to put carpet, or hardwood or tile into the house. I then work in multiplication and division when I try to see how much material is needed. The kids really get involved.

Also Marylin Burn's has some great problems in her Area and perimeter book. Good luck.
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Try mathwire dot com


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A farm and a community
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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.
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Thanks for all the ideas..
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And Mathteacher 63 I really like that website. I will be doing some of those activities tomorrow.
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