3rd Grade Measurement: Shape-Shifting Perimeters is an engaging, "competitive" game for 3rd graders. Players "compete" to draw many different shapes with the same area but different perimeters.
Explore and Learn 3rd Grade Geometric Measurement Standards with Shape-Shifting Perimeters
Correlates with 3.MD.8
In this timed or untimed game, your students will stretch their brains into shape as they work to create plane figures with the same area and different perimeters.
A game consist of 5 rounds. At the end of each round students share and explain how the 2 plane figures they drew have the same area and different perimeters. There are 2 scoring options in the game to meet the varying needs of your students.
This is a challenging game and concept. Help your class prepare for it by playing
Explore and Learn Area Allies
You'll love how easy it is to differentiate the game. Because this is a more challenging concept, be sure to use the ideas for differentiation
. These include what numbers cards and game boards to use, timed or untimed games, and win/win scoring options.
Your students will build reasoning skills while explaining how different plane figures can have the same area and different perimeters. No need to search for the correct reasons or worry about shoulder shrugs. Sample reasoning statements
are included with the rules. Students use these as they develop the ability to explain their thinking.
An After Game Wrap up activity is included. Students pick an area and perimeter essential question to discuss. (Essential questions
come with the game.) After the discussion, students write 2 – 3 sentences to answer the question.
• Game boards
• Illustrated plays
• Assembly directions
• How to find area poster
• Copying and laminating tips
• Game boards, number cards and number card backs
Bonus Math Journal Products:
• Geometry Smart Sources
– 16 illustrated geometric measurement terms related to area and perimeters.
• 15 illustrated “I can…”
statements that correlate with 3rd grade geometric measurement standards.
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Explore and Learn Battling Perimeter
a companion game to Battling Area. It teaches and reinforces finding perimeter skills.
Explore and Learn Area Allies
a companion game to Perimeter Pals. It teaches and reinforces the concept that different plane figures can have the same area.
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a companion game to Area Allies. It teaches and reinforces the concept that different plane figures can have the same perimeter.
Explore and Learn Mutant Areas
a companion game to Shape-Shifting Perimeter. It teaches and reinforces the concept that different plane figures can have the same perimeter and a different area.
Explore and Learn 3rd Grade Area and Perimeter Standards
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