Lesson Plan

Perimeter with Geoboards

A hands-on approach makes geometry fun! Use this lesson to teach your students about the basics of perimeter with geoboards.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to determine the perimeter of polygons.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Perimeter MatchGraphic Organizer Template: Frayer Model
  • Ask students to think about what it means when a security guard “walks the perimeter” of a building.
  • Call on students to hear their answers, and confirm that the perimeter is the outside of the building. In the example, the security guard is walking around the building to make sure that everything is safe.
  • Explain that today’s lesson will be about how to determine the perimeter of shapes.