Area Versus Perimeter
This lesson contrasts area and perimeter, and has varied exercises for the students about both concepts. The lesson is meant for grade 3 or 4.
Some concepts and ideas of this lesson are also explained in this video:
Sometimes it's easy to confuse perimeter and area.

Area: 4 cm × 8 cm = 32 cm^{2}. Perimeter: 
1. Find the area and perimeter of the rectangles.
a. Perimeter = ______________________ Area = ______________________ 
b. Perimeter = ______________________ Area = ______________________ 
c. 4 in. wide, 2 in. tall Perimeter = ______________________ Area = __________________________ 
d. A square with 3 cm sides Perimeter = ______________________ Area = __________________________ 
2. Find the area
and perimeter of this shape.
Area Perimeter 

4. This is a twopart lawn. a. Find the areas of the two parts. _____________ and __________________ b. Find the total area. 

5.
Find the total area of this rectangle,
and also the area of each little part.
Area of each part:
Total area:
This lesson is taken from Maria Miller's book Math Mammoth Early Geometry, and posted at www.HomeschoolMath.net with permission from the author. Copyright © Maria Miller.
Math Mammoth Early Geometry
A selfteaching worktext for 1st  3rd grade that covers basic shapes, right angle, symmetry, area, perimeter, and solids.
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