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210 | Perimeter and Area

16 September 2019

The children in 210 have been exploring the perimeter and area of different shapes. We made these posters to help us remember that the perimeter is when you measure the outside of a shape, and the area is when you measure the inside. We thought about when and why you would need to know about perimeter and area.

You would need to know the perimeter of a shape if you were:

  • building a fence
  • a builder
  • making a table
  • a pool designer
  • drawing a border around your work

You would need to know the area of a shape if you were:

  • a carpet layer
  • putting down floorboards
  • a gift wrapper
  • a painter

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