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Perimeter, Area, and Circumference
Teacher PowerPoint Presentation

Overview of Lesson: This lesson is designed to introduce the students to the concepts of area, perimeter, and circumference. The lesson will consist of a PowerPoint presentation created by the teacher, designed to help students visually understand the meanings of area, perimeter, and circumference.



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Measurement- 6.M.1, 6.M.4, 6.M.5


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Social, Ethical, and Human Issues- 2.1, 2.4

Student Outcomes: By the end of the lesson, the students will have a basic understanding of the concepts of area, perimeter, and circumference. They should be able to explain in words what each of these concepts represent.

Lesson 1 of 9

Length of Lesson: 30 Minutes

Instructional Mode: Whole Class

Multiple Intelligences: Verbal-Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical

Essential Questions:

What is area?

What is perimeter?

What is circumference?

Materials/Resources Needed:

    1. Presentation Model
    2. PowerPoint Presentation

Instructional Strategies/Procedure:

    1. Set up the Presentation Model in the classroom to display the PowerPoint presentation.
    2. Show the students the PowerPoint presentation.
    3. Following the presentation a discussion should take place probing the students for understanding as well as allowing them to ask any pertinent questions that they may have.
    4. The students will then be asked to write down their initial understanding of perimeter, area, and circumference. They will explain these concepts to the best of their ability.

Assessment: The students will be assessed on how well they are able to answer teacher prompted questions concerning area, perimeter, and circumference. The students' questions will also lend to assessing their initial understanding of these concepts.

Evidence that Student Learning Occurred: By reading the students initial understandings of perimeter, area, and circumference, it should be evident that they have a basic understanding of these three major concepts. They should know that the perimeter is the distance around a figure, area is the amount contained within a figure, and circumference is the distance around a circle.

Technology Skills Required or Developed: The teacher must be able to create a PowerPoint presentation on the above-mentioned topics as well as to successfully use a presentation model to show the PowerPoint presentation to the class.