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How to find area and perimeter

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Learning to calculate area is one of the most practical and useful math skills you could ever learn. Whether on earth or on another planet, this Flocabulary song covers the length and width of calculating perimeter and area with some real life and out of this world examples.

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There are so many activities that help develop an understanding of area as well as build up number sense in the process. Check out YouCubed's How Close to 100? The good folks at Khan Academy provide some great videos to support your understanding, as well as some questions to practice with. Here is a good link about Area and Perimeter to get started with. Also worth checking out is a series of activities from NRich Math. This site also has a variation of How Close to 100 called Dicey Perimeter,Dicey Area.
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Markham, Ontario, Canada
I find that the more Math becomes relateable to real life situations the easier it is to understand. Although Marvin's yard is on Mars, the ability to calculate area and perimeter are happening all around us everyday. I know that there must be other areas(pardon the pun) where they can be used. In this discussion, please share where else could you use the calculation of perimeter and area in the world around you?
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