# Uncovering The Relationship Between Area And Perimeter

We have been working on understanding the relationship between perimeter and area.

Here are some views of our class working together during mathematics. In groups, students had the task of building storyboards for four different “measuring” situations. If, in situation one, the measurement was the one component of the storyboard given, then students had to determine a plausible real-world situation or “story” that matched this measurement, provide any equations that were used to draw conclusions and also include sketches or diagrams. So, all hands were needed on deck for students to provide a story, generate equations, diagrams and computations for four different and separate situations involving perimeter and area.

For each situation, the information  that was provided differed so students had to either build understanding from a story or complete the task by ending with their own real-world story that would be plausible given the measurements and diagrams. The goal was for students to uncover relationships between perimeter and area and to determine or create their own formulas to find these measurements.

## 5 thoughts on “Uncovering The Relationship Between Area And Perimeter”

1. Hi,
I really thought that you were from a college or something because you sounded so brainy,but when I saw your pictures I thought that you guys a so brainy.
How did you guys figure these out?

2. Hello
Our class just started to do mastery of the basics in Math. We are not college students though just Grade 5/6.
-Zoe

3. Hello,
Our class has been looking at area and perimetre.
We have only done a little bit of work but we have learnt so much. Your class has learnt how to do area and perimetre in a diffrent way to us!
Maybe we could have a skype calling (My class and yours) and talk about what you have learnt on these topics.
From Keisha

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