Get students solving real-life perimeter word problems with a printable worksheet for 3rd and 4th grade.
Perimeter Word Problems
How is perimeter used in our everyday lives? When we install fencing, hang wallpaper, or put up Christmas lights, perimeter is a maths concept that is used all the time! If your students have learned the basics of perimeter, then this worksheet will make a great supplement to use in your maths class.
With this worksheet, students will have the opportunity to practise solving 8 standard perimeter problems. Questions may include those such as:
Dalton is wanting to make a frame for a picture. The picture measures 40 centimetres by 50 centimetres. How many centimetres of wood will Dalton need to buy?
The cross-country team is running the perimeter of the football field for practice. The length of the field is 20 metres and the width of the field is 10 metres. How many metres will they run each lap?
An answer key is included with your download to make marking fast and easy!
Differentiated Perimeter Practice
Here at Teach Starter, we understand that your students may be at different stages of their perimeter-calculating journey! That’s why we’ve created multiple versions to assist you in matching the right student with the right worksheet!
Consider assigning one of the additional versions of this resource to your students to ensure their learning needs are met:
- Perimeter with Missing Sides Word Problems
- Mixed Perimeter Word Problems
- Same Perimeter, Different Area Word Problems
If there are students who need support, consider completing this worksheet in a 1-on-1 setting or in a small group setting. Additionally, work with students to draw a picture to solve each problem.
Download These Word Problems on Perimeter
Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. You will be prompted to create a personal copy of the Google Slides file before accessing it.
To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. Alternatively, you could project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their workbooks.
This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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