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    perimeter/area lesson
    By wendy

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    This is a lesson I do! Have the students trace their hand, open or closed or both, on a piece of graph paper. To find the area, they would need to count the squares inside the outline. There will be many whole squares they can count, but there will also be halfs and fourths they will need to put together to make a "whole". Then they use a piece of string or yarn to measure the outline of their hand. Using a ruler, they measure the amount of string that was needed to go around the perimeter. In one lesson they will find both area and perimeter! They will have fun! And instead of their hand, you could have them measure their foot too!


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