**Area and Perimeter Scavenger Hunt**

These 16 task cards are designed to be posted around the room, outside, or in the hallways. The **area and perimeter task cards link to each** other based on student answers. Students use their answers to **“hunt” for the next area and perimeter task card**! So fun and engaging.

# Increase Engagement

How do you **engage students without losing rigor**?

Is that possible…

…of course it is, and you have it happen all the time in your class.

The **task card scavenger hunt** creates the right amount of physical movement for students to really enjoy the task.

It’s not just about a fun activity. It is rigorous and well-aligned to the TEKS and CCSS standards.

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# How does it work?

- Place the cards in order around the room.
- Assign a task card number as a starting point for each student.
- The student will
**work the area and perimeter problem**on their assigned card and record their answer in the box that matches their card number. - Once they have the answer, they will
**move around the room looking at the bottom of each card**until they find their answer. - The student will then work the area and perimeter problem on the new task card.
- Each student will continue in this rotation until they have answered all 16 problems.

## What’s included in the Scavenger Hunt?

Area and Perimeter Scavenger Hunt Includes:

16 Task Cards focused on the **application of area and perimeter skills.** Students will find surface area, missing length, and perimeter of two-dimensional polygons. There are 9 Perimeter Problems and 7 Area Problems. The scavenger hunt also includes:

- Student answer pages
- Detailed directions
- Answer Key

## Area and Perimeter Standards

Area and Perimeter Scavenger Hunt aligns with TEKS and CCSS Standards:

TEKS 5.4H : represent and solve problems related to perimeter and/or area and related to volume.

CCSS: 4.M.D.A3: Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. *For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor*.

CCSS: 7.G.B.6: Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.

Why choose boring instructional strategies? Choose this scavenger hunt! #teachingClick To TweetI guess these standards could be taught in **different non-engaging ways**…

- teacher works problems at the
**board**and students copy the work in notebooks - open a
**textbook**and work 20 area and perimeter problems - do 20 area and perimeter problems for
**homework**…or not - work 20 area and perimeter problems on a
**worksheet**

…or you could use an **active learning approach that engages** students’ minds and bodies! That’s what this scavenger hunt is designed to do. Here’s how…

- physical movement
- segmented assignment
- spirals area and perimeter skills together
- application problem-solving
- no multiple guessing!

Why Sit and Work?

When you can get the same learning by walking around, interacting with peers, and having fun!

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What a great activity for practice or review!

*Kimberley B.*

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This was a great way to practice the skill and get the kids up and moving at the same time.

*Megan B. *

****** / **Dec. 4, 2017

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This Area and Perimeter game is perfect 5th grade, 6th grade, and 7th grade geometry and measurement practice!