What a fun way to explore area and perimeter while teaching 21st century skills. The students are engaged and having fun exploring real world application of math skills while creating several fun engaging projects. The students have an opportunity to apply what they know about area and perimeter as they create a yard space for their newly adopted dog. Based upon the description of the dog the students must make their own determination about the size of the yard. Second the students have an opportunity to design their dream home. The H.O.A. (teacher) has the final say as to which homes make it into the elite Area and Perimeter Subdivision! Lastly, the students create a garden by following specified dimensions when creating a space for their vegetables to grow.
This product lends itself to a variety of instructional resources. It could be used as an individual lesson to teach area and perimeter as a class or placed in a math center. It's the perfect idea for a math take home project and could be easily used to assess the student's ability to apply mathematical concepts. Lastly, this product could be used as an extension/enrichment piece for early finishers or academically gifted students.
With this product you will receive....
• step by step instructions for students to follow in the form of a checklist
• graph paper for each project
• furniture to furnish each room in the home
• clipart for the dog project which includes a dog, bed, food bowl, and leash
• clipart to go along with the garden project
• a recording sheet for students to draw a model of each room and correctly find the area and perimeter
• a recording sheet to record area and perimeter of the dog's space
• an opinion writing piece for the Dog-gone area project
• compare and contrast for the dog area project
• a grading rubric to score each project
• certificate of completion for students for dream home creation
• a reflection sheet for students to complete for dream home creation