Shapes: Perimeter

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

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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

Downloadable Factsheets

The perimeter of triangles
The perimeter of shapes
The perimeter of rectangles
Introduction to perimeter
Understanding perimeter: everyday examples
Perimeter: rectangles and squares

Downloadable Worksheets

Measuring the perimeter
Finding the perimeter of rectangles
Finding the perimeter of triangles
Perimeter problems
Introduction: matching shapes to perimeters

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