Area & Perimeter Assessment and Practice

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Lesson Plan Details
2 class periods

Students will demonstrate their knowledge of perimeter and area by first taking a student response (clicker) quiz to assess prior skills.  Then using the assessment data, students will engage in a Math Workshop model for intervention, reinforcement, and practice.


SmartBoard, Smart Notebook software, Student Response System (clickers), SmartSync software, Netbooks (student laptops), district shared file, Internet websites


Prior to instruction, the teacher needs to create a Smart Notebook math assessment to be used with the student clickers (see attached quiz).  This will serve as the pre and post assessment for the lesson.  The teacher needs to find internet resources or games that relate to area and perimeter and import the links into a separate Notebook file to be accessed by students through the district shared files.  Depending on class size, or number of computers available, another independent activity may need to be incorporated into the lesson.  (In this case, students are working on house designs in which they figure out the area of all the rooms as well as the perimeter of their house.)


In this lesson, the teacher will...

Day 1:

1) Administer the Area & Perimeter pre-assessment quiz using the student response system (clickers).  Export the results and use the student scores and data to determine which students will need the most support and intervention, and those who could benefit from continued practice or challenge on the skills.  Create small groups for the following day's math workshop format.  The math workshop will consist of intentional independent instruction, as well as guided instruction with the teacher. 

Day 2:

1) Assign students to their appropriate groups for the day.  Students assigned to the Netbooks can access the Smart Notebook page by navigating through the district drive and opening the designated teacher file and assignment.  (The students have been trained on how to do this).  Otherwise, just have the websites listed for students to access.  Students have a choice of visiting any of the designated perimeter and area games to practice these skills in a fun, kid-friendly way on the computers. (See attached websites).  Using the SmartSync software, the teacher can manage student netbooks and monitor students as they work on the computer activities.

2) While a majority of the class is working independently on the netbook computer activities or their house design projects, the teacher can pull a small group or individual students for some guided instruction and intervention.  This may take 2-3 class sessions, depending on how many students need guided instruction time.  Time is also needed for administering the pre and post assessments.


Administer the Area & Perimeter Quiz following the days' activities to use as a post assessment.  From the data and results, determine which students still need further intervention with these skills and which students are ready to move on. 

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3C. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
3D. Analyze, evaluate, and summarize information or data and report results.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 
4C. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and or make informed decisions.
Digital Citizenship: 
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
Career Related Learning Standards
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
CR3C Give and receive feedback in a positive manner.
Lisa Stroup's picture

Thank you for a detailed lesson on perimeter and area for fifth grade. I enjoyed the pictures of what the screen looks like during the project. I also found the links and quiz helpful. The days were described in detail. Nice job!

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Linda Pabst's picture

Great plans for intergrating technology games into the plans and allowing for direct instructional time.

Dolly  Beeler's picture

I can apply this in my classroom to teach area and perimeter. I have never used the clickers before, but his is a positive way to use them within the classroom.  The 7th grade benchmark includes area and circumference for the circle. I think I would piggyback this lesson into a 7th grade lesson.