This is an engaging area and perimeter performance task designed for 3rd-6th graders. Students are told that Bigfoot has been spotted nearby and a team of researchers need to determine the area of his footprint. Students trace their footprints on graph paper and determine the area and perimeter. If they pass the test, they are given a copy of Bigfoot's footprint to work on.
This activity has two versions: The 3rd Grade Version does not include a perimeter component. The Older Grades Version includes both area and perimeter.
Materials Needed: Graph Paper and String for the Perimeter version