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Perimeter and Area Unlock the Box: A Fun Math Mystery

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3rd - 5th
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Pages
11 pages
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Description

Test your students' understanding of perimeter and area with this fun Unlock the Box Math Mystery. Your students will use teamwork and problem solving skills to solve the clues and unlock the box for a special surprise.

Simply fill a box with a special treat - pencils, erasers, lollipops, etc. Then, use a 4-digit lock to lock the box. Students will need to solve and answer 4 clues that require them to apply their knowledge of perimeter and area.

Put the clues into envelopes and give them to the groups of students when they are ready for them. The answer to the last clue will unlock the box.

This product includes:
Area Picture Cards to Form Groups
4 Clues that Require Knowledge of Perimeter and Area
A Teacher Cheat Sheet


Concepts Covered in This Unlock the Box Mystery:
-Using addition to find perimeter
-Using multiplication to find area
-Drawing shapes with specified perimeters and areas

Unlock the Box Mysteries will keep your class engaged and make them love learning!
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Total Pages
11 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.
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.
Multiply side lengths to find areas of rectangles with whole-number side lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems, and represent whole-number products as rectangular areas in mathematical reasoning.
Find the area of a rectangle with whole-number side lengths by tiling it, and show that the area is the same as would be found by multiplying the side lengths.
Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

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