Unit Plan

Perimeter and Area

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Leave no student behind with this differentiated geometry unit on perimeter and area. Over the course of five lessons, young mathematicians explore these foundational concepts through a series of self-selected hands-on activities and projects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • If students don't have math journals, a series of worksheets can be created for recording their work during the unit
  • Allow time for children to share their final projects either in small groups or with the entire class
Classroom Considerations
  • First lesson in this unit calls for a copy of the book Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns, which can be found in your school or local library
  • Lessons involve the use of math journals, which may need to be created if your students are not already using them
  • A couple of the learning activities included in the unit require computers or tablets with Internet connection
  • Differentiated materials and activities are provided for each of the five lessons in this unit
  • Offers suggestions for grouping students and meeting the needs of all learners
  • Includes both independent and collaborative learning opportunities
  • Tanagram worksheets are mentioned in the second lesson, but are not included with the resource