Area & Perimeter

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Area is the number of square units it takes to fill a polygon. Perimeter is the distance around a polygon.


Click on the links below to practice and learn about perimiter and area.



Related Links


  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Area and Perimeter In this website you can choose to find the perimeter or area of shapes. There are three levels of difficulty to choose from. If you enter the wrong answer it will tell you to try again. If correct it will give you another problem.
  • Funbrain Shape Surveyor In this website you will be shown a rectangle with the dimensions labeled. You must calculate the area or perimeter of the rectangle. You may choose just area, just perimeter or a combination. There are also four levels of difficulty to choose from easy, medium, hard, or superbrain. For each problem you get correct, you will receive a piece of an archeological puzzle. The game is over when you get all the puzzle pieces.
  • Finding the Area and Perimeter of rectangles In this website Amy and her brother, Ben, explain how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles and show you how changing the perimeter of a rectangle affects its area. After the lesson, you have an opportunity to measure the length and width of a variety of rectangles using an online ruler. You will also be given the opportunity to calculate the area and perimeter of each.
  • Baseball Geometry: Area of Triangles In this website you will need to find the area of the triangle. It will give you multiple choice answers to choose from. If you are correct on the first try you will be given the opportunity to hit the baseball with the bat three times. If you are correct on the second try you will be given the opportunity to hit two balls, and if you are correct on the third try you will receive one ball. Its a lot of fun. Try to get a home run!
  • Basketball Geometry: Perimeter Rectangles and Squares This website is so much fun. It sounds like a real basketball game. You will be asked to find the perimeter of different squares and rectangles. If you are correct, the player will make his basketball shot. If you are incorrect he will miss.
  • Baseball Geometry: Area of Rectangles In this website you will need to find the area of rectangles. It will give you multiple choice answers to choose from. If you are correct on the first try you will be given the opportunity to hit the baseball with the bat three times. If you are correct on the second try you will be given the opportunity to hit two balls, and if you are correct on the third try you will receive one ball. Its a lot of fun. Try to get a home run!
  • Area of a Rectangle Example In this website you can click and drag the orange dots on a rectangle to move and resize the rectangle. As the size of the rectangle changes, the area is recalculated. It is really interesting to see how the area changes in relation to the length and width. Have fun exploring.