Area and Perimeter


In our Area and Perimeter lesson plan, students learn how to find the area and perimeter of various shapes using given formulas. Students learn how to do this for both squares and rectangles and complete practice problems.


Our Area and Perimeter Lesson Plan introduces the definition of area and perimeter, as well as the formulas for calculating the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles. With ample opportunities for experiential practice and additional resources to ensure understanding, students solidify the conceptual and formula differences between calculating perimeter and computing area. Students are asked to find the perimeter and area of various things, including floor plans and randomly sized rectangles. They are also asked to solve word problems that are asking for perimeter and area without visual guides.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to define area and perimeter, identify formulas for, and compute the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.3, CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5.A, CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.1

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