This fun, interactive domino game helps to reinforce skills of finding perimeter of various types of figures. 7 differentiated sets are included. See description below for specific information about each set.
Set A - find the perimeter of rectangles made up of unit squares.
Set B - find the perimeter of rectangles with single-digit side lengths.
Set C - find the perimeter of rectangles with single-digit and double-digit side lengths.
Set D - find the perimeter of rectilinear figures made up of unit squares.
Set E - find the perimeter of rectilinear figures with given side lengths.
Set F - find the the perimeter of various types of polygons including those which are not rectangular.
Set G is a combination of the types of figures.
The following CCSS are addressed through this activity:
3.MD.D.8 - Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
4.MD.A.3 - Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.
These cards will hold up longest if printed on heavy duty paper such as construction paper or card stock. Lamination is optional, but could also extend longevity of each set you make. Sets store well in labeled sandwich baggies or library pockets. Be sure to label each set as there are seven versions. Another option to keep the sets separate is to print each set on a different color of paper.
Suggestions for Use
As an independent activity - Each student gets a set at their own level, or each starts with Set A and works their way up through Set G.
As a center - Copy as many sets as would be needed for your group sizes, provide guidance on how to play the game and use as a math center activity
As a game - Works best with pairs, but can accommodate 3 students. Students take turns starting with the start domino, each placing the domino he/she thinks goes next. Once the students agree they have found a sequence that works, they record answers on the answer sheet. Game instructions have been provided for distribution.
An answer key as well as recording sheets for the students have been provided so this can be used as an assessment tool for the teacher, or so students can self-assess as they complete the activity.
Seven sets of Perimeter Dominoes are included. These sets can be used simultaneously in class based on individual student needs, or students can work through them as a progression.