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Ch 33: 6th-8th Grade Measurement: Perimeter & Area

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The short and entertaining video lessons in this chapter on perimeter and area show 6th-8th graders different techniques for measuring geometric shapes. Each lesson has a multiple-choice quiz that your students can use to check their progress.

Perimeter & Area - Chapter Summary

Go through the video lessons in this chapter to identify the formulas used to measure the perimeter and the area of the different shapes that your middle school students have been learning about. Informative and engaging videos describe key terms and go over the different formulas used for trapezoids, triangles, rectangles, and many other shapes.

In addition to showing your students various techniques for finding the perimeter or the area, the video lessons guide your students through practicing their skills on sample problems. Verify that your middle school students are engaged in the lessons by having them take lesson quizzes. If students need additional help, they can always submit questions to our staff of instructors.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objectives
What is Perimeter? - Definition, Formula & Quiz Describe perimeter and go over methods for calculating a perimeter with different units.
Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles Explore formulas for finding the perimeters of different shapes and solve related equations.
Area: Definition & Counting Method Establish a meaning for the term area, and then review different ways for calculating area.
Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples Identify the formula to figure out the area of a parallelogram.
Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples Apply the formula for determining a rhombus' area measurement.
Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples Distinguish the formula used for finding the area of a rectangle.
Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid Examine a trapezoid and determine the formula used for measuring the area.
Area of Triangles and Rectangles Go through the remaining formulas for measuring the area of rectangles, triangles, and other similar shapes.

8 Lessons in Chapter 33: 6th-8th Grade Measurement: Perimeter & Area
What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

1. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

In mathematics, the perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape. The formula for finding the perimeter of certain shapes will be discussed in this lesson, and there will be some examples to help you understand how to calculate the perimeter.

Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

2. Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Without realizing it, we calculate and use the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in regular everyday situations. Learn more about the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in this lesson, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Area: Definition & Counting Method

3. Area: Definition & Counting Method

Watch this video lesson to learn what area is and how you can count to find the area of certain shapes. You will see how you can use blocks to help you visualize the problem and find your answer.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

4. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

5. Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

Did you know that there are three ways to find the area of a rhombus? Watch this video lesson to learn all three of them. See what information you need for each method as well as the steps required for each.

Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

6. Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

Look around you, and you see rectangles all over the place. And if you see paint, carpet, or anything that covers a rectangular area, you can be sure that someone has measured the area of the rectangle. Watch this video lesson to learn more.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

7. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

8. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

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