Enrichment/Assessment Activities

Activity 1:
Have students create their own polygons and calculate the perimeter and area of each. They can trade with a partner to check accuracy.

Activity 2:
Have students complete activity sheet (click link to preview). For the blank item spaces students may select their own items to measure and then calculate perimeter and area.

Activity 3:
As a class discuss what students feel needs to be included in the “perfect” PE field (ie, basketball courts, baseball/kickball field, obstacle course, playground area, track). In small groups have students design a model of the PE field of their dreams using centimeter grid paper. Parameters of the various parts (ie, courts, fields) should be established. In some cases this might be the perimeter while in others the area might be given.

Activity 4:
Using a worksheet containing a number of dot-to-dot gameboards of varying shapes and sizes, have each student play against a partner. When they finish a game have them calculate both the perimeter and the area of each gameboard.

Activity 5:
Students work to create a PowerPoint or Hyperstudio presentation to show mastery of the concepts of perimeter and area.

 

 

Grading Rubric

Exemplary(4) Accomplished(3) Developing(2) Beginning(1)

 

The student will be able to construct a polygon and calculate the perimeter and area.

Exemplary(4) The student will be able to independently construct a polygon and calculate its perimeter and area accurately.
Accomplished(3) The student will be able to construct a polygon and calculate its perimeter and area with minimal support.
Developing(2) The student will be able to construct a polygon and calculate its perimeter and area with significant support.
Beginning(1) The student will be able to construct a polygon and calculate its perimeter and area only if working with another.


The student will use Inspiration, Hyperstudio or PowerPoint to create a presentation on area or perimeter.

Exemplary(4) The student will create the presentation independently and present it to the class.
Accomplished(3) The student will create the presentation with minimal support and present it to the class.
Developing(2) The student will create the presentation with significant support and present it to the class.
Beginning(1) The student will assist another in creating some slides for the presentation.