Get students solving real-life perimeter word problems with a printable worksheet for 3rd and 4th grade.
Looking for a Perimeter Word Problems Worksheet?
How is perimeter used in our everyday lives? When we install fencing, line a pool with chairs, or put up Christmas lights, perimeter is a math 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 3rd or 4th grade math class.
With this worksheet, students will have the opportunity to practice solving eight standard perimeter problems. Example questions include:
A picture measures 16 inches by 20 inches. What is the perimeter of the picture?
Camden is roping off an area in his backyard to play soccer. The field needs to be 50 feet by 35 feet. How much rope does he need?
An answer key is included with your download to make grading 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 notebooks.
This resource was created by Nicole Ellis, a teacher in New York and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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