PERIMETER-the distance around all sides
Measure each side and add them up! Here is the video with the perimeter song that we watched in class! Feel free to watch it again!
Here are some ways we can use perimeter outside of Math class:
1) fencing in a backyard
2) creating a garden
3) putting a pool in the backyard
Can you think of any other ways to use perimeter outside of Math class?
Let's review perimeter!!
Δ -Each side of the triangle is 3 centimeters. There are 3 sides in a triangle. I have to add 3+3+3. The perimeter is 9 centimeters.
Now you try!
Find the perimeter of this rhombus (diamond): ◊ Each side is 4 inches long.
Here is a guide to finding the perimeter:
How many sides does a rhombus have?
Do I have to add up all the sides? YES!!!!
Now add the four sides up. P=4+4+4+4
If you answered 16 inches, you are correct!!
If you are looking for a great book to learn more about perimeter, Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns is perfect! Read the overview below to find out more!
Who knew math could be so tasty?
Mr. and Mrs. Comfort are having a family reunion! While Mr. Comfort starts cooking up his famous spaghetti and meatballs, Mrs. Comfort arranges the tables and chairs so that everyone has a seat. Soon the guests arrive with their own seating plans! This humorous story will draw children into thinking about area and perimeter.
Here are some helpful links to help practice perimeter: