Do you Measure Up? Area and Perimeter (Math)


This lesson is the first in a series of four lessons which will help build an understanding of area and perimeter by using real world applications in order to build a skateboard park.


This is the first lesson within a series of four culminating tasks beginning with students discovering area and perimeter of irregular rectangular shapes.

At the beginning of this lesson, students will watch a power point which will spark an interest on how math can be applicable in the real world, which in turn, will initiate a shared interest among students by reflecting on what it would mean to build a skate park with a parent or guardian. Based on the information presented in the power point, the first activity gives students the opportunity to measure irregular shapes. From there, the lesson progresses to finding the perimeter and area of ramps a skate board park might have.

Lesson Times

Getting Air
10 Minutes
Model and Practice Finding Perimeter and Area of Irregular Rectangular Shapes
30 Minutes
Model and Practice Finding Perimeter and Area of Irregular Rectangular Shapes with Diagonal Lines
1 Class Period
Pair and Share
20 Minutes
Model and Practice Perimeter and Area of Irregular Shapes with Curved Lines
1 Class Period
Worksheet 4
1 Class Period

Industries / Subjects / Grades

K-12 Subjects
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement & Data
Industries / Pathways
  • Manufacturing and Product Development Manufacturing and Product Development
    • Graphic Production Technologies
Grade Levels
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Standards and Objectives


California Math Common Core Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • The students will be able to determine the perimeter and area of each skateboard park piece.

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