Perimeter and Area Activities for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL



Total Pages 55 pages and 334 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 1 Week


Perimeter and Area Unit contains 50 pages and 34 google slides of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on perimeter and area addresses the concept of what perimeter and area are in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on understanding perimeter and area. This repetition encourages a true understanding of perimeter and area. Finally, many of the perimeter and area activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

The focus is on comprehension of the concept of perimeter and area and making it relevant and engaging to these students. The focus is NOT on the traditional calculation of perimeter and area.

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Area and Perimeter Activities Includes:

• 2 books on solving for area and perimeter (includes movie versions)

• Group activities

→Determine area and perimeter of common objects

→Area and perimeter flashcards


→Determine which shapes illustrate perimeter (includes digital versions)

→Calculate the perimeter of common shapes (includes digital versions)

→Blank, area, and perimeter worksheet for finding areas that teachers can customize for the learning level of your students


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these activities. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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