Perimeter (and Area) Pages (download)

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This PDF a set of preset shapes to help children explore perimeter (and area).  There are 5 sets of shapes, each one presented with three options on a grid of centimetre squares.

Description

This PDF a set of preset shapes to help children explore perimeter (and area).  There are 5 sets of shapes, each one presented with three options on a grid of centimetre squares.

Description:
This a set of preset shapes to help children explore perimeter (and area).  There are 5 sets of shapes, each one presented with three options on a grid of centimetre squares:
Set 1: Random Shapes
Set 2: Smaller Rectangles
Set 3: Larger Rectangles
Set 4: Rectilinear Shapes
Set 5: Rectilinear Crosses

Option 1: Internal squares visible
Option 2: Internal squares invisible
Option 3: No centimetre square grid

The pack also includes one page with irregular shapes on a grid of centimetre squares.

Preparation:
1: Print, laminate and cut into individual cards
2: Print and cut out into strips for use in display.

Ideas for Use:
Choose the appropriate sheets to fit your objective and the achievement levels of your children.
Option 1: Children use the internal squares to calculate the perimeter (or area) of each shape.
Option 2: Children calculate the perimeter (or area) by using the external squares and reasoning.
Option 3: Children calculate area through measurement and reasoning.

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