Lesson Plan

Real Life Perimeter

Get your students talking about how they can apply the concept of perimeter to real life. Use this lesson independently or alongside *Find the Perimeter: Real Life Objects.*
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Find The Perimeter: Real Life Objectslesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Find The Perimeter: Real Life Objectslesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to find the perimeter of various shapes.

Language

Students will be able to find the perimeter of various shapes and create word problems about them using a graphic organizer and key vocabulary.

Introduction

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  • Assess students' prior knowledge about today's key concept by writing the word perimeter on the board inside a circle. Have students share what they know about the concept, record their thoughts, creating a web graphic organizer around the word perimeter.
  • Tell learners that today they will work with perimeter and focus on the process of finding the perimeter of polygons. They'll also focus on what types of questions could be asked about perimeter. In this lesson, they will make real-life connections to the math concept by playing the role of a teacher.
  • Go over the Language Objective and have students repeat it aloud.