This project integrates many different mathematical skills including: measurement, perimeter, area, adding, multiplication, and word form of numbers. The students are engaged in an authentic scenario of redecorating a room. They must select a type of tile and wallpaper border to redecorate the classroom (or library, hallway, etc.). They must calculate the perimeter and area and determine the total cost of the project. The students love the freedom of choice, the movement, and the experience of writing a check! A great activity that aligns with the Common Core Standards.
From Teacher Lauren Sweetwood
Perimeter and Area Project
by Lauren Sweetwood
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