This lesson is a creative and engaging way to get students excited about area and perimeter by integrating these mathematical concepts with engineering! Students will have a blast getting to use their imaginations to design and build while gaining a solid understanding of key math concepts. After students have built their 3D Dream Backyards, they follow up with a writing activity & extension!
Step-by-Step Lesson Plan
Backyard Items & Dimensions Sheet
Backyard Item Area & Perimeter Calculations Student Sheet
Engineering Design Process Handout for students
Dream Backyard Writing Activity
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