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Using Units of Measurement Posters: Area and Perimeter

Understanding the concepts of area and perimeter is crucial in the study of mathematics for children. Educational resources, such as area and perimeter posters, provide kids with visual explanations of these key geometric measurements. These posters are designed to clarify the difference between perimeter, which is the measurement around a shape, and area, which refers to the measurement of the space inside a shape.

Area posters typically illustrate how to calculate the area of common geometric figures, such as squares, rectangles, and circles, using relevant formulas. Perimeter posters complement these by showing how to measure the length around different shapes. Together, these resources help kids visualize and remember the processes involved in determining these measurements.

For those delving into three-dimensional geometry, a surface area poster is a key reference tool, offering a guide to understanding and calculating the total area that covers the surface of three-dimensional objects. Displaying posters in classroom learning environments or school study spaces for children can aid in reinforcing these mathematical concepts, making these posters readily accessible for reference and review.

Steps to Make Area and Perimeter Posters

  1. Select Your Content: Decide on the specific shapes and formulas you want to include for both perimeter and area calculations, according to the grade level of your students. Younger grade levels in most schools will benefit from focusing on the perimeter of a square or a rectangle, while older grade levels can be focused on finding the area of triangles and other polygons in square units. Ensure you cover a range of shapes and lengths to illustrate the concept of perimeter vs. area.

  2. Design the Layout: Organize the information into sections. One half can be dedicated to perimeter illustrations and formulas, and the other half to area. This will create clear perimeter and area posters that differentiates between the two measurements.

  3. Visual Elements: For the classroom display area, use bright colors and clear labels to differentiate between the sections. Include a picture or diagram for each shape of various lengths, showing how to calculate both the perimeter and the area.

  4. Include Examples: Provide worked-out examples for each shape, showing step-by-step calculations. This helps solidify the concept and provides a practical guide on the posters. Also consider adding real life scenarios, such as the perimeter of the room in inches.

  5. Extend to 3D Shapes: If space permits on the paper, you might want to include a section about surface area, which could guide children on calculating the area of three-dimensional shapes, expanding the poster's scope to cover a comprehensive range of topics.

  6. Final Touches: Review and ensure that all the necessary information is included and is accurate. Once satisfied, your paper poster is ready to be download as a PDF document and hang in the classroom.

  7. Supplement with Worksheets: Print out math worksheets to reinforce poster concepts, or create an area and perimeter packet to encourage your students to practice problems, using the poster as a reference. Make multiple posters and create a perimeter poster pack and distribute for students to use as a reference at home.

More Storyboard That Resources and Printables

Explore other Storyboard That resources and worksheets to equip you in your classroom teaching, from polygons worksheets to a triangle geometry chart worksheet free for download. Visit these pages, or look for another page in Teacher Resources. We hope that these worksheets and posters will serve as a valuable classroom resource that will help your class to master tricky concepts, build confidence, and spring into a love of math.

How to Make a Area and Perimeter Poster


Choose One of the Premade Templates

We have lots of amazing templates to choose from. Take a look at our colorful example for inspiration!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Poster a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Poster

This is where you will include details, text, images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your poster, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


Next Steps

From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

Happy Creating!

Frequently Asked Questions about Area and Perimeter Posters

Why do we need to learn about area and perimeter?

Understanding area and perimeter is crucial both practically and academically. These concepts are applied in everyday tasks such as home decoration and construction, aiding in effective planning and resource management. Academically, they lay the groundwork for advanced mathematical studies, including geometry. Additionally, calculating area and perimeter enhances critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and spatial awareness, skills valuable in numerous professions and daily life. Therefore, mastery of area and perimeter is essential for both educational development and practical application in various real-world scenarios.

How do area and perimeter relate to volume?

Area and perimeter are two-dimensional measurements, with area representing the space within a shape and perimeter the distance around it. Volume, however, measures the space a three-dimensional object occupies. Understanding area and perimeter is essential for calculating volume, as volume often involves multiplying an object's base area by its height.

What activities can integrate area and perimeter posters to make learning more interactive?

Interactive learning with area and perimeter posters can include measuring classroom items and comparing with poster calculations, a matching game linking shapes to their formulas, or a quiz based on the posters. These activities effectively reinforce the understanding of area and perimeter in an engaging way.

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