Area and Perimeter Activities
Sometime middle school math students have difficulty remembering how to find area versus how to find perimeter, so I’ve tried to use a variety of activities to help them visualize and practice with these concepts.
This particular area and perimeter activity is a Footloose task card game to help students practice finding areas and perimeters of rectangles. This Footloose math activity includes 30 question cards that require students to:
- calculate area and perimeter of rectangles
- find missing sides
- find perimeter when given the area and a side length
- compare areas and perimeters of rectangles.
Many of the cards include diagrams; for those that don’t, I encourage students to create their own diagrams.
When playing Footloose, students receive one task card at a times. Students solve every area and perimeter problem and record their answers in the corresponding box on the Footloose grid that they each receive. Sometimes I offer a little prize to the students who are the first finished AND have the most answers correct.
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