PERIMETER-the distance around all sides

*Remember*

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: **