A set of 5 open-ended problems (one for each day of the week) applying perimeter and area to the same figure. Students are required to think "outside of the box" in applying appropriate strategies to complete the problem with the given information. Students are encouraged to complete the problem without memorizing a lot of complicated formulas. Modeled after those types of open-ended questions that appear on state standardized graduation tests. Comes with answer keys and a 4-point scoring rubric that's applicable to all 5 problems in the set. Can be used as a "do now" bell-ringer, anticipatory set, closure activity, extra-credit assignment or as a main lesson in and of itself. By Scott Cianci.