Area & Perimeter

This week we have started learning about area and perimeter. Yesterday we made square metres out of newspaper, sticky tape and 30cm rulers. Our group made our square metre by putting two peices of paper together, we measured 90cm using a 30cm ruler and then measured 10cm to add up to a metre. Then did the same with all the other sides. We ruled it out with a metre ruler and we were only a few mm off. This is my idea of area and perimeter. Perimeter is the outside or outline of an object. Area is the inside of an object or how much area it takes up.