Create a pet shop to learn about perimeter, area, and volume. Students measure and construct 6 animal cages. They practice collecting and analyzing data, as well as multi-digit multiplication.
First, cut out a cage. To create the cage, fold the edges up and tape the edges together. When cutting out the animals, make sure to include the white space at the bottom. Fold the white space underneath each animal, so it stands up. The animals may be glued inside the cage if desired.
Next, measure the base of the cage and record the length and width. Use this information to find the perimeter of the base. Then calculate the area of the base. Students then measure the height and calculate the volume of the cage. A record sheet is included, so students may put all of their answers on one sheet.
A worksheet with questions about the data is also included, so students may practice analyzing data.
Answer keys are provided for the worksheets.
Both color and grayscale versions are included of the animal cages and animals. The grayscale mice don’t need to stand up due to their position.
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