Even though we aren't technically supposed to have food in class...Well some rules are made to be broken. My heroes were given a certain number of toothpicks (perimeter) and had to build figures that used all their toothpicks. Therefore-the same perimeter, but different area.
Then the yummy part! Students were given a set number of cheese-its (square units) and had to construct figures using all the cheese-its that had a different perimeter.
Here are some pictures of my third graders creating and documenting what they found when investigating same area and different perimeter.
|A piece of green construction paper worked|
well for a workmat. Students could easily see
|Using graph paper to|
document the figures they
|Differentiating was easy by providing students|
with different numbers of cheese-its/toothpicks
See you later!