Here are three suggested activities linked to your weekly overview for Week 5 (01.05.20) . This week's focus is 'PERIMETER' which we have looked at a little during our work on 2D shape in P5. For each lesson, please have a look at the Powerpoints, videos and games to practise finding the perimeter of shapes. For the lessons, you'll have a few worksheets you can complete linked to your Numeracy group. Please make sure you choose the correct activity. You do not need to do all the worksheets for all the groups...just your group. Remember to check out Studyladder too where you will find a POD on Perimeter. If you need any help or further explanations...please email your teacher. We are only too happy to help.
Numeracy Lesson 1 – Finding the perimeter
This week’s focus is finding the perimeter of 2D shapes. Finding the perimeter is easy peasy and it really only involves addition…something we know you are all brilliant at. The perimeter of a 2D shape is the distance around the outside of the shape. Imagine you are starting in one corner of the shape and you are walking the whole way around it, adding up the length of each side as you go. Perimeter is most commonly measured in mm, cm, m or km and this label is VERY IMPORTANT in your answer.
Have a listen to the following songs explaining a little more about finding out the perimeter. They are very catchy and repetitive, but hopefully that means perimeter will ‘stick’ in your brain.
After watching the videos, have a little look at the PPT and then try your worksheets for today, making sure you have your perimeter label in your answer. There are also two Kahoots you can play to practise this new skill. The codes are 01476789 and 02917537 (Please note this one has no labels and you ALWAYS need to have your label).
Numeracy Lesson 2 - Continue finding the perimeter and missing sides
In today's lesson, you will be revising the work you did in the first lesson of finding the perimeter. Here are lots of games you can play to practise finding the perimeter and another video for you to watch to remind you of what to do.
Numeracy Lesson 3 – Perimeter Word Problems
Like most topics throughout P5, we’d like you to have a go at some word problems involving perimeter. Perimeter is something that lots of people in the ‘real world’ need to know about. If you want to put up a new fence around the outside of your garden, you would need to know the perimeter to know how much fencing to get. Have a look at the PPT below which looks at some examples of word problems and how to tackle them and then give your worksheet a go.
Perimeter Home Challenge!
Now that you know all about perimeter, why don’t you investigate and have fun with perimeter safely around your house.
Can you measure the perimeter of some items in your house using a ruler or a tape measure (if you have one)?
Can you measure the perimeter of your house? What could you measure it in? You could measure it in feet? Can you think of anything else?
Try to be creative and don’t forget to send us photos of what you’ve been up to!