When do you use perimeter or area?

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Directions: This sort is designed to help students know when to find the area and perimeter in different situations. There are 6 cards for area and perimeter. The students can use the recording sheet to turn in after a center. This can also be used in a whole group setting to give a few students and then they can come up and do a group sort. The students would have to verbally explain their answer in this situation.

For an extension on this activity the students can pick one of the cards and illustrate the problem and then give it to another student to solve. There is a sheet in this document to use for this extension.

CCSS.Math.Content.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.
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