Fabulous Free Find Friday - Area and Perimeter Edition

Digital Papers from Megan

So I decided to go ahead and do another free find post - snow days in April can really mess up a schedule! Today I am sharing some free finds for area & perimeter. I went looking for extra materials because one of my students is going on vacation for a week and I needed to send some work along. I struggle with this and often send work that is like the work we are going to do but not exactly, just in case we don't get to it and just in case I need them to complete it when they get back for assessment.

So here is what I found.

First I found some anchor charts on Pinterest that had the word RIM circled in perimeter - so I used that to make my anchor chart. We also focused on peri - meaning around. Then when I did my area chart we added an N to the word to make it arena and being the hockey loving class that they are they know an arena is where you play hockey inside - so area is the inside of the figure.

Which goes with this cute little freebie from Amanda and Stacia at Collaboration Cuties. Look it has an Arena League football player on it (yes I can tell he plays in an arena, not a dome or a field but an arena!) and when he scores a touchdown her runs around the perimeter of the field to celebrate - yes he does! Click on the picture to get your copy.

I also found this fantastic game from Laura Candler. This is perfect for our Friday morning math class. We do some problem solving and then we play math games. Click on the picture to head to her TpT store for a free copy.

Then I decided to make a fun little activity for my student to take with her on her trip. There is a practice page using grid squares to find area and perimeter and then a little activity where students make a yard for the dog on grid paper then calculate the area and perimeter. Click on the picture to pick up your free copy.

Hope some of these freebies help you out when you are teaching area and perimeter. I also have an Easter themed area and perimeter freebie in my TpT store you may want to grab for next year.

Check out all of the awesome freebies being linked up this week at Classroom Freebies.

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  1. Love the idea of rim in perimeter- I have never seen that! Thanks! :)
    ideas by jivey

  2. I have never seen the idea of connecting area to arena. That is a great idea. I have used Laura Candler's Island Conquer before. It was a big hit with the students!

    Eclectic Educating

  3. Super super love the way you are doing these posts! Thank you for the shout out!! I love the key letters you use in the words to help them remember!! Love it all!

    Collaboration Cuties

  4. Thank you for making sense out of the words perimeter and area for the children. I am going to use this when we start measurement. Also, thanks for the freebie you created. I like the fact that I will be able to use it with metric measurements as well. Thanks for sharing.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom


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