GEOMETRY: I like the idea of teaching area & perimeter of a rectangle all in one short lesson with Wheat Thins and Pull-Apart Twizzlers because I can more easily differentiate inside (area) vs. outside (perimeter) by referencing Wheat Thins vs.
This relates to the NCTM standard of measuring with multiple copies of units of the same size. During this activity, students are laying cheez-its side by side to calculate the area of various squares.
Area/Perimeter robots - get the children to draw robots and write the area and perimeter of each section (Sally Maddison) Or. you could give them an area and perimeter and have them design their own robot within the criteria.
CHEEZ-IT Area & Perimeter: "What a great way to introduce the concept of area and perimeter to kids! Start out creating squares and rectangles and find the area, perimeter. Then, have kids construct irregular polygons.
Area and Perimeter game for 2 or 3 players. Each player chooses a color pencil they will use in the game. Players take turns rolling the dice, using the numbers that they rolled to draw the perimeter of a rectangle or square & writing the area in the midd