This product features 12 area word problems on a 2x3 grid and a recording sheet to complete their work and record their answers. These word problems address all of the 3rd grade area objectives. In my own classroom, I have printed 2 copies of the document out, and numbered them 1-12 on the back.
In class, pass out the cards to students. They walk around and find the other student who has the same card number as them. The pair sits down together and solves the problem on the recording sheet. Repeat and share when finished.
I have found that it turns somewhat monotonous word problem practice into an engaging, fun activity. It could also be used in a center for independent practice.
For perimeter practice, try:
This activity is aligned with the 3rd Grade CC Objectives:
and the 4th Grade CC Objective: