In order to explore the relationship between length, width, and area, students will create a map of the attractions at a hypothetical fair. For each attraction, the student is given two of the following: length, width, area. Using the two measurements that are provided, students must calculate the one that is missing (for example, given width and area, students must calculate the length).
After getting their calculations in order, students will map out each exhibit on a piece of graph paper. The final step is to calculate the perimeter of their entire fairgrounds.
I have also included the extension activity that I gave my students as an optional homework assignment. Many of them did it simply because they had so much fun with the first part - no 'points' offered!