Taking a Step Back to Support Students with Area and Perimeter

Are your 4th graders struggling with area and perimeter? It may be time to take a step back.

Ms. Park noticed that her 6th (yes, SIXTH) graders were struggling with the concepts of area and perimeter, too. Watch the clip below to see how she revisited the 3rd grade standards of area and perimeter of rectangles to solidify students’ conceptual understanding before she introduced the 6th grade standards. Could your 4th graders be struggling with applying the formulas for area and perimeter of rectangles for the same reasons?