Design My House PBL Math | Area and Perimeter Activity Digital Included


Engage students with this estimating area practice activity, where students design their own house and furniture layout and then determine the area by counting squares and partial squares. Students will also answer critical thinking questions related to estimating, finding area, and finding perimeter. Further, this packet includes activities for practice and differentiation to meet your students’ needs.

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PDF (Acrobat) Document File

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This Product Includes:

✓ A house layout grid without rooms & a house layout with predesigned rooms for students to estimate the area & perimeter
✓ Furniture to cut out and glue into place in both color versions & black/white versions
✓ Versions in feet, meters, & generic “units”
✓ Critical thinking questions related to finding area, estimating area, estimating area of partial squares, & perimeter
✓ Area and Perimeter worksheets that contain 4 houses with pre-filled furniture & rooms differentiated to meet your students’ needs – varying in complexity. For example, House A is just one room with a large grid layout. House D is more complex with multiple rooms, multiple pieces of furniture, slanted furniture, & many partial pieces of squares.

With This Product You’ll Get:

✓ Questions to accompany these houses to use as a review, for a small group, for the whole group, for centers, for homework, for modeling, or for practice.
✓ Answer keys and rubric
A Google Slides version so that your students can complete it digitally if you prefer! Perfect for distance learning and the Google Classroom!

*The goal is for students to manipulate furniture on a grid “house” to practice estimating and finding area.


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