Area and Perimeter of Rectangles Project: 4th Grade Math Centers 4.MD.3

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Blair Turner
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4th, Homeschool
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10 (including color/b&w versions)
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Area and perimeter is challenging for students to grasp. This is a cute activity for students to use.
Great enrichment activity using area and perimeter. Made students think a bit harder then when just finding area and perimeter. I used it with my 4th grade gifted math students. Loved it!
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This real-world project is a fun and engaging way for 4th grade students to practice using area and perimeter skills.

Students will become mathematical artists as they complete this engaging center activity! Students will design an 800 square inch piece of modern art. Students are given a set of guidelines which they must follow in order to create their art and they will need to record the area and perimeter of each section of their piece.

There are many, many ways that students can complete this project! It would even be a fun and challenging extension activity to have students complete the project multiple times, in different ways.


•Student project page (in color and black and white)

•Blank grid paper (pre-sized to match project speculations)

•3 Example projects for teacher reference (the possibilities are endless!)


Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.

Although this center meets the above Common Core standard, this is NOT a Common Core specific skill! There is NO reference to the Common Core or the standard number on student pages, so this center is a great addition to any classroom!

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Materials are licensed for personal use in one classroom only. For use in multiple classrooms, please help support my work by purchasing additional licenses. Thank you!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.


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