       PERIMETER LESSON PLAN AREA ESTIMATING ELEMENTARY MATH LESSONS LENGTH WIDTH MEASUREMENT DISTANCES MATH TEACHING LEARNING MATHEMATICS STUDENTS EDUCATION CURRICULUM THEME UNIT RESOURCES ACTIVITY  Learn how to find the perimeter of a figure. # MEASURING PERIMETER LESSON

Objectives:

1. The student will understand measurements in lengths and widths.

2.  The student will understand simple geometric equations such as L x W.

3.  The student will practice their addition skills as they learn how to find the perimeter of a figure.             PERIMETER LESSON PLAN

Directions:

Print the Perimeter reading and questions worksheet (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions.  Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.

Lesson Excerpt

The perimeter is the distance around an object. A square has four sides. To determine the perimeter of a square you can add the length of all four sides of the square together.

Imagine a square with a distance of 4 inches on the bottom side. Since every side of a square is an equal distance then all four sides are 4 inches in length. To determine the perimeter of the square above just add the four sides together. Since every side of a square is the same, the perimeter is:

4 inches + 4 inches + 4 inches + 4 inches =16 inches

The perimeter of the square is 16 inches.

Finding the perimeter of a rectangle can be done in a similar fashion. However, not all sides to a rectangle are the same length.

continued... LESSON PRINTABLES Lesson on Finding the Perimeter.

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