Play this perimeter game with your class so they can practice calculating the perimeter of a variety of 2D shapes.
An Engaging Perimeter Game for Kids!
If you’re looking for an engaging digital alternative to typical perimeter worksheets, then look no further than Teach Starter’s interactive perimeter puzzle!
By playing this perimeter game, students will get plenty of practice calculating the perimeter of a variety of single and composite shapes, such as squares, rectangles, triangles and more!
This perimeter game consists of a baseboard made up of 16 squares. Each square contains a shape. The students are required to choose a shape, and then calculate its perimeter. Then, they’ll find the puzzle piece with the matching perimeter measurement and drag it over the shape. As they move the pieces into the correct place, a mystery picture will reveal itself!
Measurements involve a combination of metric and customary units to ensure that students become familiar with both systems of measurement.
This perimeter game can be played during independent work time, in your math center or as a whole-class activity by calling students up to the board to complete one piece at a time.
By completing this activity, students show they can use the correct mathematical formula to find the perimeter of a shape with whole number dimensions.
Perimeter Game Benefits for Students
Did you know that completing puzzles provides multiple benefits to students (in addition to teaching content)? Some of these benefits include:
- Persistence and Patience – Completing a puzzle requires patience and persistence. Students learn the value of not giving up and working through challenges—a valuable life lesson.
- Visual-Spatial Skills – Puzzles improve students’ visual-spatial skills as they analyze shapes, sizes and patterns. This can have a positive impact on their overall math and science abilities.
- Enhanced Problem-Solving – Puzzles challenge students to approach problems from different angles. They learn to break complex tasks into smaller, manageable parts.
And there you have it! This perimeter game will teach your students much more than how to calculate perimeter!
Start Playing This Perimeter Game!
Use the Download button to access the Google Slides file. You will be prompted to make a copy of it before accessing it.
Please note that puzzle pieces are moveable in Edit mode only, not in Presentation mode.
More Time-Saving Perimeter Resources
Don’t stop there! We’ve got lots more perimeter activities and teaching resources for you to start using in your classroom today!
Use this perimeter anchor chart to teach students how to find the perimeter of shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, hexagons and parallelograms.
Use these perimeter worksheets in your math lessons when teaching your students how to apply various formulae to calculate the perimeter of shapes.
Build number sense skills with this set of 28 task cards.