Use Bingo to practice area and perimeter of composite irregular polygons with a fun game!
Assess your students understanding of calculating perimeter and area of compound figures. The game includes 25 powerpoint slides asking students to find area and perimeter of shapes drawn on a coordinate grid. A click reveals the solution. Knowledge of rectangle and triangle area formulas will be helpful, but students can also count the grid squares to help them find the answer and understand the formulas. Problems progress in difficulty throughout the game. Half unit measurements are included for some figures.
Included in the download are printable Bingo cards. Students make their own cards by filling in numbers 16-40. (You can save on copies by having students just draw their own Bingo grid on scrap paper. This is perfect if you need a quick prep game!)
What grade is this for?
This game can be used for a wide span of grades.
Use it in late elementary school as students learn area and perimeter. (The advanced problems that include half units will push students to think deeper. Even if students are not familiar with a coordinate grid, they can count the spaces. Later teachers will thank you!)
Use it in middle school to review area and perimeter, along with practicing using the coordinate grid. This game will also expose students to finding distances and working with negatives on the coordinate plane.
I have even used perimeter and area review in high school for remediation. High school standards require students to find area and perimeter on the coordinate plane of more complex figures, so this is a great starter activity. So many topics build on understanding area and perimeter, making it crucial to understanding.
Don’t have time for a full game of Bingo?
Try “3 in a Row!” In this version, students make a Tic Tac Toe board and choose 9 numbers to fill in. The winner is the first person to get three answers in a row.
Print a set of problems for students to play as a math center.
Print task card sets for students to solve in partners.
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