Teaching area and perimeter

shirali, Padmapriya (2016) Teaching area and perimeter. At Right Angles, 5 (2). pp. 1-16.

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Area and perimeter are forms of measurement that are used commonly in many day-to-day activities. In particular, area is used in an intuitive way on an everyday basis when we select a plate to cover a utensil, a table cloth for a specific table, a sheet of paper to cover a book, etc. Without really knowing the specific words, children also commonly make judgements which involve an intuitive understanding of area. A question that naturally arises is: When or why do we want to know the exact size of a space? Demonstration of this point needs to happen repeatedly through real world applications.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Shape, area, perimeter, mensuration, experience, formula, length, breadth, units, square units, geoboard
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > At Right Angles
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 16:03
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 16:03
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1449
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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