This Design-A-Zoo Project is an ideal assignment for vacations or to do in a project-based classroom. This project inspires very creative responses from students.
In this project, students must use their knowledge of area and perimeter to create a zoo. Students choose the size of each animal's enclosure and then calculate the dimensions, the area and the perimeter. Students are usually very creative with this project and it's a great project to do after teaching them about shapes!