This 5-day project-based math resource applies math concepts in a real-world scenario to teach students about **area and perimete**r**.** In this** 5-day unit**, students will calculate the area and perimeter of rectangles in order to build a clubhouse. This math project is engaging and authentic. Plus, it’s available as both a digital and print resource.

This project-based math resource covers concepts of area and perimeter and is **aligned with the following 4th Grade Math Common Core State Standard:**

Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. *For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor*.

**This resource is available in both Printable & Digital Google Slides versions.**

**What’s included in this resource:**

**Background Knowledge:**Using a KWL, students will build background knowledge around clubhouse ideas and begin planning their clubhouse.**Area and Perimeter Concepts:**Using the included instructional pages, students will learn the difference between area and perimeter.**Calculate Perimeter:**Using the included instructional pages, students will learn how to calculate the perimeter of a rectangle using the perimeter formula.**Plan the Clubhouse Base:**Using perimeter concepts, students will design a clubhouse base.**Calculate Area:**Using the included instructional pages, students will learn how to calculate the area of a rectangle using the area formula.**Plan the Clubhouse Walls:**Using area concepts, students will design the walls of the clubhouse.**Finalize Design:**Using area and perimeter concepts, students will add details to their clubhouse design and calculate the final measurements of their clubhouse.**Plan Materials:**Using area and perimeter concepts, students will plan how much material they need to purchase to build their clubhouse.**Add Details:**Using area and perimeter concepts, students will add details, such as furniture and decoration, to their clubhouse design.**Add a Sign:**Students will design a sign to hang on their clubhouse.**Wrap Up:**Students will write up their final clubhouse plan and explain their decisions.

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