One of my favorite perimeter and area tasks is my perimeter and area robot activity. I used the task as a performance assessment, and it is a huge success every year. I love activities where my students get excited and have the opportunity to apply all they have learned. I wanted to share some of my students’ creations!
I always start the activity by pretending that our class has received an official letter from NASA. I make a big deal out of opening the envelope. I act very secretive, because of course, it’s a top secret mission, and everyone always gets so involved in the project. NASA asks students to build a Perimeter and Area Robot. The catch is that each body part of the robot must be a specific perimeter or a specific area. I have students cut out the pieces from one centimeter grid paper and glue the robot together on large construction paper. Since I originally created this pack, I have since added multiple versions for easier differentiation. One version is for perimeter only, another version is for area only, and the third version combines area AND perimeter.
The task is available at the following link.
Perimeter and Area Robot
It is also included in my Fun With Perimeter and Area Product.