Integrating literature of any kind into your math lesson is always a great change of pace for your students. At first they might think it is strange to be reading in math, but by the end they always enjoy it!
Within this resource you will find an engaging activity that has been created to be used with the book, "Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter" by Cindy Neuschwander (story not included).
This series of books is easily integrated within any Geometry unit. However, I think the theme of this particular book is best used as an introduction to perimeter and area.
During this activity your students will become aware of the difference between perimeter and area, while constructing their own unique shapes.
Make sure to check out the whole "Math Stories" Collection!
I have been teaching since 2005, specializing in the unique area of Middle years and loving it. I have had experience in grade 5, 7 and 8. I have recently been teaching grade eight math and science for the past 5 years.