This is an interactive PowerPoint presentation that is based on the Georgia DOE frameworks activity "Area and Algebra." This activity will last for two30minute periods or one block period. In the presentation the geometry concepts of perimeter and area are the backdrop for an exploration of algebraic expressions. Allow students to work as partners or in small groups. Student activity sheets and teacher notes are included. There is also a performance task and rubric for day two Students are also encouraged to record their conjectures in their math interactive notebooks and share with the class.