### Fido's Flower Bed (Perimeter and Area)

Construct models of gardens on a grid using squares of sod. Fence the gardens to find and compare perimeters. Work with pre-built gardens made of 36 squares each to compare perimeters of shapes with equal areas.

#### LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

• Understand that perimeter is a measure of the distance around a shape.
• Find the perimeter of different right-angle polygons.
• Answer questions involving perimeter using appropriate units of length.
• Generate shapes with equal areas that have different perimeters.
• Develop efficient strategies for calculating the perimeter of a rectangle.

#### VOCABULARY:

• area, perimeter, square yard, yard

### User Lesson Materials (9):

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##### Fido's Flower Bed Extension Activity for Elementary Students

This worksheet allows students to compete against each other by seeing which landscaper can make the most profit when creating a flower bed.

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##### Fido's Flower Bed Explanation Writing Prompt

This worksheet allows students to analyze a landscaping design by understanding the relationship between perimeter and area. They then state a claim answering the question, "Do all gardens with an area of 36 square yards have the same perimeter?" and support it with evidence and reasoning.

Designed For:  Math 6, Math 7, Math 8

• ##### Student Exploration adapted (metric)

Adapted questions focusing on area and perimeter.

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• ##### Fido's Flower Bed

A simple SMART Board page that goes with Fido's Flower Bed

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