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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.

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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

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