We began our chapter on Area and Perimeter today. This is always one of the biggest topics hit on the 4th grade ISTEPs, so unless they change their test-writing ways, we are going to need to know this! I found some great things on Pinterest to use to get us into the topic. Today we explored area and perimeter using Cheez-Its and Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel. We laid out the square crackers in different sized shapes, and outlined them with the licorice. The licorice was the perimeter, while the crackers were the area. Helped to visualize.
Tomorrow we begin a more in depth study of perimeter. To get you in the mood, here’s an awesome video that should (by the end, I hope!!) help you remember how we solve for perimeter. Enjoy!