Students will create a zoo featuring at least six animal enclosures. They will find both the perimeter and area of these enclosures. Students must have a knowledge of area and perimeter before beginning this activity. This zoo design project is always a favorite and is completed as a cumulative project after studying area and perimeter.
Print out the directions/recording sheet for the students. Two versions of graph paper are included as well. Page 4 includes a request for at least three of the shapes to be composite shapes, page 6 does not.