Problem Solving With Perimeter and Area
The purpose of this lesson is for students to solve problems that involve both perimeter and area of rectangles in order to reinforce the difference between perimeter and area.
In previous lessons, students learned what area is and how to find the area of rectangles and figures made up of rectangles. They also learned how to measure the perimeter of other shapes, solve problems that involved perimeter, and recognize situations in which perimeter is and is not relevant. By the end of this lesson, students confirm that while perimeter and area are both measurements that can appear together in problems, perimeter is a linear measurement while area is two-dimensional.
- Solve problems that involve perimeter and area of rectangles.
- Let’s solve problems involving perimeter and area.
Materials to Copy
- Info Gap: A Garden and a Playground
- Each group of 2 will need a copy of the 2 data and problem card sets. Keep set 1 separate from set 2.
|Activity 1||15 min|
|Activity 2||20 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
What was the best question you asked students today? Why would you consider it the best one based on what students said or did?
- Can You Draw It? (1–5), Stage 3: Grade 3 Shapes (Addressing)
- Which One? (K–5), Stage 4: Grade 3 Shapes (Addressing)
- How Are They the Same? (1–5), Stage 3: Grade 3 Shapes (Addressing)
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