Perimeter: Advanced


If you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to teach your students about perimeter, look no further than this lesson plan! With various hands-on activities, your students will be sure to understand this key math concept in no time. They’ll learn that perimeter is all about measuring the outside dimensions of shapes with angles – and have a blast doing it!

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In this lesson, students will explore the perimeter in various hands-on and creative ways. First, they will start by making a self-portrait with colored squares and finding their own perimeter. Then a tasty snack will help them physically create polygons and determine the perimeter. Finally, students will draw their name and calculate the perimeter at home.

There are three engaging ways for students to remember that the perimeter is the distance around the outside of an object! This important math concept is so much more than just a numbers game, it’s a real-world application that students can use every day. With these three fun activities, they’ll be able to see how the perimeter works in the world around them, and they’ll never forget what it is again!

Additional information


1st Grade, 2nd Grade


Advanced, Math

State Educational Standards


Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.