Area and Perimeter

Area and Perimeter

We’ve been studying perimeter and surface area in class these past two weeks. As it isn’t always an easy concept to grasp, here are various ways we practiced.

1) We drew First Nations art, using grid paper. This was done by Sarah, our student teacher from SFU. (Sarah ended her short practicum last Thursday.)

2) We used Geoboards.

3) We used the Notability app on our class iPads.

4) Some even used the Geoboard app on our class iPads.



If you’d like to encourage your child to practice this at home too, all you will need is a measuring tool (ruler or measuring tape both work fine). The possibilities are endless.

Perimeter and surface area:

  • bed
  • table
  • room
  • book(s)
  • area rug
  • door

If doing this at home, it is important to ensure that your child uses the proper unit (cm, m). If calculating the surface area, he/she will also need to indicate that it is “squared” as we are talking about a 2-D figure.

Have fun!

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