I love making real-life connections in math and there are so many real-life connections with area and perimeter! Most of the connections I found were in and around the house. I created this culminating activity to help students see those connections!
Turn your classroom into your local hardware store or a chain store like Lowes or Home Depot. Create stations around the room for the different departments.
I’ve done all the research for you: paint prices, types of mulch, carpet, etc. All you need to do is set up your store and give your students the information.