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Why learn about perimeter?

Perimeter is the distance around the edge of a shape.

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Perimeter includes

  • Introduction to perimeter of shapes - what is perimeter and how to work it out
  • Key vocabulary used to describe dimensions of a shape
  • Practical examples of different methods for finding perimeters of shapes
  • Activities to practise finding perimeter of some common shapes

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs. 

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