Tracy Hewitt

3rd Grade Collegiate Leader

Perimeter and Area


We just started a new unit of perimeter and area!

Yesterday, we discussed measurement. We walked around the room, measuring objects to find things that are a centimeter, a foot, an inch, and a meter/ yard (they were pretty excited about the meter sticks!).

Champions got creative, and found out that most of their calves were about a foot, that their fingernails are about a centimeter and that their thumbs are about an inch.

Going forward, we will be measuring objects in the room to find their perimeter. Next week we will start area.

This is a fun and interactive unit. The excitement shows on their faces when I hand them rulers and let them explore our classroom. I love giving my students opportunities to apply what they know to the real world, and to make sense of math with things they can relate to.

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