Who said we can not play and learn area and perimeter at the same time?
How to play?
Roll the dice (2) and look at the numbers.
Use one of the dice for the length and another for the width. On the graph paper, draw a rectangle using these measurements and write down the total area of the rectangle inside (as shown in the following image).
If the game is starting, you must start at one of the corners.
Continue until there is no space on the paper. If you roll the dice, the area of your rectangle is greater than the available area, you lose your turn and it is the turn of the other player.
Add the total area of all your rectangles. The player with the largest area is the winner.
To vary the game and obtain a better result, you can use two dice of different colors. So you use a specific color for the length and the remaining color for the width.
You will notice that the game lasts longer by doing it this way, but, students will remember the words long and wide. These words are key to identifying the area of a rectangle.
Triangles! You have heard well. It is a good idea to use other forms and make the game a little more interesting. To continue practicing the area and the perimeter we can use triangles. Ask your students to do the same game, but this time draw triangles instead of rectangles. For this you will need colored dice, so that you have a die for the base and a die for the height.
The game becomes interesting if you decide to measure the perimeter with the grid rule, because students must measure the hypotenuse of the triangles and you can use the same game to implement the Pythagorean theorem.
But … wait … that’s not all!
You can get this beautiful game template by clicking on the image.
Did you play this game with your students? Or do you plan to do it?
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