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Area, Perimeter Word Puzzle Activity Goal: This activity is designed to reinforce the understanding of the perimeter and area of different shapes Grade: 6-7-8 CA Standards: Students deepen their understanding of the measurement of plane and solid shapes and use this understanding to solve problems (1.1) Objectives: The student will be able to: give formulas for the areas and perimeters of different shapes calculate area, perimeter of different shapes Resources/materials needed: worksheets (provided), pencil Plan: This activity can be used as a warm-up or as a closing activity summarizing the concepts. The students can work in small groups, or individually. They should read the each question and answer to them. After they completed the first worksheet, they can copy their answers into the empty cells of the puzzle table, and read the clue in the vertical column. Submitted by: GK-12 Fellows: Andrea Nemeth Jennifer Wright 3/22/2006 Area, Perimeter Word Puzzle Directions: Fill the lines with the appropriate words, and then complete the puzzle table. 1. L W is the formula for the area of a ___________________________ 2. 4 S is the formula for the perimeter of a ________________________ 3. The side of a square is 3 inches . The perimeter of the square is ___________ inches 4. To calculate the ______________ of an object you need to add all the lengths of all the sides. 5. The formula for the area of a_____________ is r 6. TRUE or FALSE? The area of a rectangle with length of 11 inches and width of 5 inches is 32 inches. 7. If the radius of a circle is 1, then the diameter of the circle is __________ 8. 2 r is the formula for the ___________________ of a circle 9. The formula for the area of a ____________ is 10. 1 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ HEIGHT is the formula for the area of a triangle. 2 11. The ______________ of a circle is twice as long as the radius of the circle. 12. Length times ______________ gives you the area of a rectangle. 13. To calculate the area of a triangle, you need to know the length of the base and the length of the __________________ 14. 2 1 BH 2 S S is the formula for the ___________ of a square 15. TRUE or FALSE? The radius of a circle is 6. Then the area of the circle is about 38. 16. The sides of a square are all 8. Then the ___________ of the square is 64. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. ! Solution: 1. R E C T A N 2. S Q U A R E T W E L V E E R I M E C I 3. 4. P 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. C I R 12. E R R C L E F A L S E C E G H O U M F E R E N T R I A N G L E B A S E A M E T E R W I D T H H E D I 14. 16. T W 13. 15. E C 10. 11. L T G F A R E A A L S E A R E A ! I T