Y3 Maths

Calculate Perimeter Lesson

This Year 3 Calculate Perimeter lesson covers the prior learning of measuring the perimeter of simple 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of calculating the perimeter.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the step here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 3: (3M7) Measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This Year 3 Calculate Perimeter lesson covers the prior learning of measuring the perimeter of simple 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of calculating the perimeter.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

In this Measure Perimeter Video Tutorial, Laura shows pupils how to measure the lengths of shapes and calculate the distance around a 2D shape. She uses key vocabulary including centimetres, length and width.

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This Year 3 Measure Perimeter Game checks is designed to check pupils' understanding of measuring shapes to find the perimeter.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of measuring the perimeter of simple 2D shapes, before moving onto the main skill of calculate perimeter. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of calculate perimeter.

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Full Step

Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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This Year 3 Calculate the Perimeter Game includes five different questions about calculating the perimeter of given shapes.

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This Year 3 Calculate the Perimeter Matching Game checks your child's understanding of calculating the perimeter of 2D shapes.

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Extension

Extension

This calculate perimeter extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the calculate perimeter lesson.

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This Year 3 Calculate Perimeter Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils’ understanding of calculating the perimeter of 2D shapes within a problem solving context.