Geared toward third graders, this project poses an area and perimeter challenge. It also allows students to creatively build and design a community zoo; not your average area/perimeter assignment! The project not only requires practice and mastery of perimeter and area calculations, but critical thinking too!
A scoring rubric is included.
Grid paper (centimeter squares)
Poster board (1 half-sheet for each student allows for easier display, although you can certainly use whole sheets)
This activity addresses CCSS 3.MD.C.6 and 3.MD.D.8.