Area and Perimeter

Today in class we spent time learning and clarifying the meanings of the two terms area and perimeter.

Area is the amount of space on the surface of a shape, or inside a two dimensional shape.

Perimeter is the distance around the outside of a shape.

Here a a song that might help you to remember the difference between the two!

This activity below will help you remember the difference between the two terms and show you how to calculate the area and perimeter of different shapes.

5 thoughts on “Area and Perimeter

    • @Kimberly,

      Thanks for the post and the ideas about perimeter. We had a go at writing our own songs today which were quite effective in helping us to remember the difference.


      Dale Mills

  1. Hi, what a great blog! I found this site from the g2 challenge. I like the widgets in the side bar under Main Menu and Things to Do. Can you tell me how you got those?
    My 5/6 class have just started a unit on area and perimeter. I will get them to check out your site too.
    thanks, Rebecca

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