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Area vs perimeter

Explores and applies concepts including perimeter and area by challenging students to build various rectangles with equivalent area.

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Year level(s) Year 3
Audience Student, Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Format Web page
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Worked examples, Differentiated teaching
Keywords rectangles, area, perimeter, pentominoes, problem solving, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Measurement, Space
Topics Shapes and objects, Using units of measurement
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
Identify which metric units are used to measure everyday items; use measurements of familiar items and known units to make estimates

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P6)

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