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    Perimeter Project
    By Danielle

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    I teach 5th grade and we make houses out of graham crackers and use brownies as the base (soil). I give the students measurements for the perimeter of the home and they even fence in yards with pretzel sticks. They also measure and claculate area. We start with blueprints on graph paper first. I teach perimeter and area first with measurement of objects in classroom (desk, math book, etc.) The houses always come out great and the kids get very into it. THey label all area and perimeter on popsicle sticks and stick them into the brownie next to the house, yard, and even pools made out of jello! This is a lot of work and messy, but it really gets the kids involved in real world application of area and perimeter! Hope it helps.

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