These free Area & Perimeter Task Cards are designed to provide geometry problem solving practice for your students.
Use these area & perimeter task cards to provide your students with problem solving practice during your geometry focus.
This is a set of 20 word problem task cards at varying levels that address the standards for calculating area and perimeter.
As always, this set has been created to be a free resource for classrooms and homes. Please copy and use for your personal use. They may not be sold or modified and sold in any way.
These cards might be used at a math center where students focus on problem solving. They might also be used in small groups where each group is given a different problem to solve.
These cards are designed to provide practice for students who have been taught the skills of finding area and perimeter. They are not designed to teach. It is important to make sure students have an understanding of the skills before asking them to complete any of the task cards.
We have broken these area & perimeter task cards into three levels below:
The first eight word problems are fairly straight forward types of story problems calling for students to think about real-world type situations in which they may need to calculate area or perimeter.
Task cards #9 – #16 require students to draw shapes meeting certain area or perimeter stipulations. These are more open-ended tasks because the shapes students draw can all look very different.
The final four tasks are more challenging problems that will require students to use various problem solving strategies that include drawing pictures, using logical reasoning and guess and check. These would best be used with your most skilled mathematicians or for group work.
You can download this free set of area & perimeter task cards here: