Thursday, January 16, 2014

Finding Perimeter at School & Home
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We have been investigating measurement. This week, my students were given the task to measure several objects around the room. I watched as pairs of students found the perimeter of the classroom door. With a meter stick in hand, students began to measure. Even though most of my kiddos can tell you there are 3 feet in a yard and 100 cm in a meter. Many of them decided to measure the door in inches using a meter stick. Turns out, this was a great opportunity to discuss efficiency. This assignment really helped my students begin to learn to apply their measuring knowledge. Measuring the door was also an opportunity for my kiddos to problem solve because it was taller than they could reach and I wouldn't let them stand in a chair. They had to figure out to start at the top of the door and work their way down. I also created a Finding Perimeters at Home practice sheet.
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  1. Glad you stopped by and left a comment, Brooke! Your blog is adorable! I'm your newest follower.

    Mrs. Beattie's Classroom

  2. Thanks for creating this easy to follow perimeter activity. I have been looking for something that will be fun and easy for my students to understand measuring length and perimeter. This activity sheet was the perfect match for my classroom.

    1. Wonderful! I am glad it was useful for you. Thanks for checking out my blog :)