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.