Area and Perimeter Games
The Around and In Game gives students an opportunity to compare linear measurement, such as perimeter (cm or inches), to area measurement (square centimeters or square inches). It's important for students to realize that they are comparing apples to oranges in a sense here. Even though the high score wins, players should be guided into realizing that the types of measurements they are comparing are not the same.
Common Core Mathematical Standards
3.MD Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter as an attribute of plane figures and distinguish between linear and area measures.
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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