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Area & Perimeter Matching Game

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
5 pages


These simple area and perimeter activities are designed to engage students in thinking about math by having them apply their understanding of area and perimeter to identify four matching cards. A great hands-on alternative to the perimeter and area worksheets, this set can be used as a game or printed and glued onto construction paper as a sort.

Ideal for small group re-teach or as a formative assessment tool, this fun math activity is a great fit for your third or fourth grade classroom. With two versions included for easy differentiation, this can even be used as a whole class partner task or in a math center.

Skills addressed:
✔Calculating area of regular quadrilaterals
✔Calculating perimeter of regular quadrilaterals
✔Generating equations to represent area and perimeter of regular shapes
✔Applying the attributes of geometric figures to identify missing side length

Product Contents:
• Teacher directions for preparation and use
• 1 set of 16 basic matching cards (creates four sets of 4-card matches)
• 1 set of 16 advanced matching cards (creates four sets of 4-card matches)
• Originals can be kept to use as an easy answer key

Download this freebie now or learn more ways to teach and assess area and perimeter.

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Total Pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.
Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.


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