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This week we are going to be looking at perimeter. Some of you may know what this is and for some of you it will be brand new! Watch the video below as an introduction.

Intro to Perimeter for Kids: How to Find the Perimeter of Polygons - FreeSchool - Help support more content like this! Perimeter is the distance around the outside of an object. It is easy to find the perim...

Challenge 1


After watching the video above calculate the perimeter of the shapes below using the measurements given. 


Can you challenge yourself to do the following?




Challenge 2!


This challenge requires the use of a printer as the shapes need to be printed to the correct size.


Please find the challenge below! 


If you are unable to print the worksheets out you are still able to take part in this challenge. Find some small objects around your home that you could use the draw around. Can you measure the perimeter of some of the shapes around your home?

Measure to the nearest CM and for an extra challenge you could try to measure to the nearest MM.

Challenge 3!


Can you answer these word problems about perimeter? 


Challenge 4!


Can you create your own shapes and measure their perimeter? Perhaps you could order the shapes by the size of their perimeter? 


Extra challenge: Measure in cm and mm so that you get decimal numbers. Can you add these together? Can you find two objects who's perimeter added together total between 1m and 1.5m? 

An extra challenge

Still image for this video
*please note the shape of my decking is an oblong