Teaching Area and Perimeter: 8 Tips to Deepen Understanding

So it’s time to be teaching area and perimeter, and even though it SEEMS like such a simple concept, students

Area and Perimeter: Getting Students Talking about Math

Research shows that students learn best when they are collaborating and talking about math.  My 25+ years in the classroom

Area and Perimeter Activities: Math Talk and Guided Practice

I blogged a few days ago about some of the fun area and perimeter activities we had done in class

Perimeter and Area: Constructivist Learning

Some of my favorite math units/topics are those where I feel I have a handle on how to really get

Area and Perimeter Studies: Deep Thinking

One of my favorite “mini units” to teach is area and perimeter…I just love how well it ties to everything

Hands on Perimeter and Area Studies!

One thing I know for sure is that students often need to see/”do” math in ways that aren’t presented in

Perimeter and Area Problems–Cooperation Time!

Today I wanted to see how well my students were internalizing our perimeter and area explorations, so I gave them

Perimeter and Area Investigations

So to kick off our investigations surrounding perimeter and area, we had a great discussion on how to measure “shapes”.

Perimeter Misconceptions!

Isn’t it one of the worst feelings to give a summative assessment that you feel CONFIDENT that your students are

Perimeter and Area Problem Solving: Working Strategically

As we wrapped up our studies of area and perimeter, I decided to throw in some problem solving to see