Area and Perimeter Task Cards |Area of Irregular Shapes and Rectangles

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My students absolutely adored this activity. If you take any concept and turn it into a fun 'game,' they're going to love it! Can't wait to use it again this year.
Great center activity to practice area and perimeter. Really gives students a greater understanding of the concept by using concrete models.
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Looking for a way to give your students practice finding the area and perimeter of rectangles and irregular shapes? This set of 20 differentiated area and perimeter task cards increases in difficulty throughout the set as students move from counting squares to using area and perimeter formulas.

What level are these area and perimeter task cards?

The first cards involve counting squares to find area and perimeter. As the set progresses, students use the area and perimeter formulas to solve “open” rectangle problems. Finally, the last 8 cards have “irregular” shapes that require students to either decompose the shape into smaller rectangles or to find the area of the entire shape and "take away" a piece.

My students LOVE these and actually asked me to make MORE of them! What a great way for students to share their different strategies and improve their math talk!

Use in countless ways!

  • as a math station…
  • as a class review…
  • with an intervention group...or
  • showcase individual cards under a document camera for a class warm up!
  • Laminate the cards and encourage students to interact with them--to draw, label, count, or use any strategies they have for solving these differentiated cards.

What is included?

  • 20 half-sheet task cards available in both color and black and white.
  • Recording sheets
  • Answer key

What are teachers saying?

"Great center activity to practice area and perimeter. Really gives students a greater understanding of the concept by using concrete models."

"This resource scaffolds the learning nicely. I look forward to this lesson every time."

"Loved the different levels of the task cards. Very easy to use to differentiate. I used the task cards as a game (tasketball) and my students loved it! Thanks so much!"

"Another fantastic resource I used to help my students with area and perimeter! I used it as a "write the room" center and students had to work to figure out the area and perimeter!"

"I love the ease of these task cards. They easily target the skill I am working on and are low-prep which is a plus."


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
A square with side length 1 unit, called “a unit square,” is said to have “one square unit” of area, and can be used to measure area.
A plane figure which can be covered without gaps or overlaps by 𝘯 unit squares is said to have an area of 𝘯 square units.
Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.


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