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Grade 5: What's in an area?

The Grade 5s are learning about area and perimeter. These are concepts that some children find difficult to visualise, so classroom activities have been focused on this.

The pupils were asked to plan the seating around a table for 24 people, using rectangular tables of various dimensions. They discovered which tables would have the least and most surface area space for food, while always seating the same amount of people.

The idea was to emphasize that shapes with the same perimeter can have very different areas.

 

 

 

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