The ** perimeter **of any shape is the

*a 2-dimensional shape.*

**distance measured around**Example:

The perimeter is 5 + 5 + 6 + 7 = 13 feet

Geoboards can be very helpful in understanding perimeter and area.

#### Here are some links to geoboards:

How to make your own geoboard.

#### Exercises that you can do on your geoboards.

- Copy a shape. Copy large shapes.
- Divide and make smaller shapes with larger shapes.
- You can choose to make certain types of shapes only.
- Find the perimeter of the shapes you make.
- Find the perimeter of the combined shapes you make.