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Area and Perimeter Word Problems | 3.MD.8

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3rd - 4th
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This area + perimeter resource introduces how to solve word problems that include finding area, finding perimeter, or finding the missing side given the area or perimeter of a rectangle.

There is an interactive mini-lesson included that students can glue into their notebooks to help them have something to reference after learning how to tackle word problems. This interactive notebook entry is "no-nonsense" which means that students simply have to cut and glue. There is no folding to make it easier for you to teach the lesson faster and to keep students on track.

In the ten worksheets included, students practice:

-determining area or perimeter

-finding area

-finding perimeter

-finding area or perimeter

-finding missing side given area

-finding missing side given perimeter

-finding missing side given either

-finding same area or same perimeter

- solving mix of area, perimeter, and missing sides

-solving multi-step problems

There are SIX error-analysis writing prompts about area and perimeter where students have to use their knowledge of area and perimeter to figure out what each child did wrong in the problem. They then have to explain their thinking in words.

There are also 16 area and perimeter word problem game cards included. In the game, students play to collect bugs that are worth points. Each time they spin the bug spinner, they have to answer a word problem relating to area or perimeter. The player who has the most bug points at the end wins!

In all, there are over 50 pages included in this resource.

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Looking for more? Check out the rest of my area unit!

Finding Area

Rectilinear Area

Finding Perimeter

Area and Perimeter Word Problems

Finding Missing Sides Given Area or Perimeter

Area and Perimeter BUNDLE!





Identifying Fractions

Fractions on a Number Line

Equivalent Fractions

Comparing Fractions

Third Grade Fraction Unit BUNDLE!


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
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.


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