# Shapes: Perimeter

Perimeter is the total distance around the edge of a shape. It can be useful when designing a garden.

## Quick tips for tutors

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