Perimeter Lesson
Perimeter Lesson Plan


Students will learn about perimeter and the units used to measure perimeter using a variety of materials including their hands, feet, rulers, and computer applets.

Standards (NCTM 3-5)


Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement

Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements

Student Prerequisites

Teacher Preparation

Students will need:

Lesson Outline

  1. Focus and Review
  2. Review any pertinent vocabulary.

  3. Objectives
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of perimeter by calculating the perimeter of computer generated shapes.

  5. Teacher Input
  6. Guided Practice
  7. Independent Practice
  8. Closure