Same Perimeter, Different Area: 40 Math Cards with Games Guide 3M44

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. These fun task cards are great for math centers or stations. Students will deepen their understanding of area and perimeter as they match numbers, expressions, and models during games. The sets are quick-prep – just print 5 sheets of paper per game and let students cut the cards apart! FEATURES OF E
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  2. These 14 versatile card sets are more engaging than math worksheets and will deepen students' math sense for key third grade concepts. The card sets are quick-prep – just print 5 sheets of paper and cut the cards apart! These are FUN & EASY to use by kids with a partner or with a teacher, tutor
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During fun card games, kids match pairs of cards that show related shapes with the same perimeter but different area. The cards include rectangles and other shapes with the same perimeter but different areas. Just print on plain paper, cut, and play a choice of four games. The code 3M44 stands for the grade, CCSS math domain, cluster, and goal. Click here for a PPT / Google version of the card matching activity.


• Set of 40 Printable Math Cards

• Recording Worksheet & Answers

• Full-Page Instruction Sheets for Four Games

• Folding Card Storage Pocket

• Card Management Tips

• Exit Ticket

• 3-Page Appendix with a Checklist of Math Goals for Grade 3

The PREVIEW shows all pages. Playing these easy-to-learn games will help students make sense of math!


Algebraic Thinking (A)

3A23 FREE Fact Families for Square Numbers, BOOM

3A31 FREE Top Nine Multiplication Facts

Base 10 (B)

3B12: Adding 3-Digit Numbers, EASEL, BOOM

3B15: Multiplying Tens by Ones, BOOM

Fractions (F)

3F13: Fractions on the Number Line (The Top Seller!) , EASEL, BOOM, PPT

3F16-N: Unit Fractions and Fractions Equal to Wholes, EASEL, BOOM

3F16-E: Eighths as Fourths, Halves, and Wholes, EASEL, BOOM

Geometry (G)

3G12: Unit Fractions of Shapes, BOOM

Measurement (M)

3M32: Counting Squares to Find Area, BOOM, PPT

3M33: Understanding Area of a Rectangle, BOOM, PPT

3M41-R: Understanding Perimeter of a Rectangle, BOOM

3M41-P: Perimeter of Polygons, BOOM

3M43: Same Area, Different Perimeter, BOOM

3M44: Same Perimeter, Different Area, BOOM, PPT

BoomLearning Sampler

Grade 3 BOOM Mixed Review (FREE)


Printable Card Game Bundles by Grade

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8.

Printable Basic Facts Game Bundles (9 sets each)

Addition Facts,Subtraction Facts, Addition and Subtraction Fact Families, Multiplication Facts, Multiplication and Division Fact Families, Division Facts.

Math Review Bundles by Grade Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8. For each grade level there are 4 parallel review packets that can be used to check progress.

Star Teacher Bundles (Communication, Review, Tracking)

Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8. These bundles contain the review bundles plus goal signs, posters, checklists, and progress trackers.

Remember to download a FREE checklist for your grade: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8. And bookmark the page(s) to easily access aligned resources. Thanks for looking!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.


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