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Surf for More Math


Lesson 7: Measuring Around Objects

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about linear measurement. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Measure and order objects by the distance around using non-standard units.

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Instructions for Use

Interactive Geoboard: This activity allows students to begin to count the distance around objects to develop an understanding of perimeter.

Choose a “rubber band” and click and drag with your mouse to stretch it across the Geoboard. Create a rectangle with your rubber band. Now start at one corner and count the number of units that go around your rectangle. A unit is the length between two of the red dots.