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NRICH: Perimeter Possibilities

An inspiring resource for learning numeracy

Use this NRICH resource to explore the possibilities of perimeter

Many tasks about area and perimeter focus on the two separately.

This problem combines both by inviting students to consider the different possibilities for the perimeter when the area of a rectangle is fixed.

Stage: Level 3 to 8

This resource supports:

Proficiency

  • Problem-solving

HITS 

  • Explicit teaching

Cross-curricular

  • Technologies: Digital Technologies

Audience

  • Teachers

Teaching and Learning Cycle:

  • Teach

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Reflective Prompt

How might you use digital technologies such as BeeBots (for younger students), Ollie or Sphero (for older students) to teach perimeter and area?

How might this positively impact student engagement and learning?

Reflective Prompt

How might you use digital technologies such as BeeBots (for younger students), Ollie or Sphero (for older students) to teach perimeter and area?

How might this positively impact student engagement and learning?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children and young people’s problem solving?

Proficiency Reflective Prompt

How would you use this resource in your context to foster children and young people’s problem solving?

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