Last week we discussed area and perimeter. The Neutrons were each given five plastic animals, two dice, and a thick sheet of grid paper to create their own zoos. They used the numbers rolled as the proportions for each animal habitat. We briefly walked through how to figure out the perimeter and area of a rectilinear shape if they didn’t want to limit their animal enclosures to perfect rectangles. It was fun to see the creativity that went into each animal habitat, as the kids found a hands-on use for measuring area and perimeter. 

Weekly Summary: Area/Perimeter – Neutrons – STEM