This week we are focused on calculating area and perimeter… and what better tool to do that with then dog yards!
This week the students are presented with a scenario where they have been sponsored by a local fencing company who offers them fencing for their dog yard. Instead of traditional sled dog yards, the students will use the fencing material to advertise for their sponsors and create individual dog pens for their dogs. In this three day unit, they will experiment with area and perimeter and discover how you can have many different yard shapes and still maintain the same area. They will ultimately design their dream dog yard with spaces for all of their team dogs and possibly puppies and ill dogs as well. The homework assignment seeks the students’ assistance in setting up the White Mountain checkpoint while testing their understanding of area and perimeter.