Area and Perimeter Lesson Plans (3rd Grade)


Want to save time planning your area and perimeter lessons and have access to activities that students love? These SOL-aligned Area and Perimeter Lesson Plans come with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Area and Perimeter Lesson Plans (Math SOL 3.MG.2)

Are you looking for no-prep lessons and activities to teach area and perimeter? Look no further! These Area and Perimeter Lesson Plans provide everything you need to teach finding area and perimeter. Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

6 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Describe and give examples of area and perimeter as a measurement in contextual situations.
  • Estimate and use U.S. Customary and metric units to measure the distance around a polygon with no more than six sides to determine the perimeter.
  • Determine the area of a given surface by estimating and then counting the number of square units needed to cover the surface.

What comes in these Area and Perimeter Lesson Plans?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 6 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 24 Worksheets
  • 24 Task Cards
  • 5 Games
  • 6 Exit Tickets
  • 3 Anchor Charts
  • 2 Quizzes
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets, the quizzes, and the test within these Area and Perimeter Lesson Plans are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

These Area and Perimeter Lesson Plans are specifically created to align with Virginia math SOL 3.MG.2 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to finding area and perimeter.

Don’t Miss Out!

These Area and Perimeter Lesson Plans require minimal prep work and are easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning about area and perimeter as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate measurement to real-world examples.


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Looking for math lessons for the entire school year? This unit is included in my 3rd Grade Math Lessons Bundle at a discounted price.


Other Information:

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