This unit is based upon the fifth grade mathematics curriculum of teaching area, perimeter, and circumference. The students will learn everything from the basic definitions of these concepts, to the formulas for finding area, perimeter, and circumference, to applying those formulas to become problem solvers.
The purpose of this unit is to provide students in grade five the opportunity to learn about area, perimeter, and circumference while using technology based resources. The lessons in this unit are designed to help children understand these measurement concepts. The activities are intended so that the children can embark on a unit of discovery of various patterns and trends associated with area, perimeter, and circumference.
By the end of the unit, the students will be able to explain the concepts of area, perimeter, and circumference. They will be able to utilize formulas to find the area and perimeter of squares, rectangles, triangles, and circles. The students will also create a spreadsheet that will allow them to find what Pi is and how it is calculated. And finally, students will create their own PowerPoint presentation to teach fourth graders about area and perimeter. This will prove their complete understanding of the topics covered.