These 16 task cards focus on the part of this standard that requires students to calculate the area or perimeter of irregular figures when all dimension are not given. I found that while teaching this unit my students had a lot of trouble with this more abstract piece of the standard and I didn’t have enough questions/examples to focus closer in on and give them more exposure and practice with, so I created these cards. All 16 cards are in word problem format with a diagram of a shape with some dimensions labeled and the students must take that information and find the remaining dimensions in order to then calculate the area or perimeter.
*Note: students will have to know how to add/subtract decimals (only to tenths place) and multiply up to 2-digit by 2-digit factors.
All you need to do is print, preferably in color, cut, laminate and shuffle cards. Then the options are endless:
•Have your students complete the cards at a center and record their answers on the recording key provided. Or get up and move by placing them around the room and playing a game of SCOOT.
•Use as a ticket out the door, picking one out of the stack to complete as a quick check or spiral throughout the year.
•Assign a sheet for homework for the night.
•Even use as an assessment or intervention
•Great for fast finishers too!
This mixture of task cards is perfect for centers, independent practice, small group work, intervention or just as a spiral review game. Recording sheet for students provided as well as an answer key for teacher quick check or student self-check.
This document is aligned to Texas 5.4H (readiness) and 4.5D (readiness)
Common Core: 4.MD.A.3
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