Lesson 13 Shapes and Play
Let’s design a park.
Warm-up Notice and Wonder: A Park
What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Activity 1 Design a Park
Your teacher will give you some dot paper for drawing.
The distance from 1 dot to another horizontally or vertically represents 1 yard. Connect dots on the grid horizontally or vertically to design a small park that has 5 of these features:
an open area
water play area
a feature of your choice
Describe the area and the perimeter of 3 features in the park.
Activity 2 Park Problems
Solve each problem. Explain or show your reasoning.
A rectangular playground is 6 yards by 14 yards.
How much fencing is needed to fence in the playground?
What is the area of the playground?
Give another pair of side lengths that would have the same perimeter, but a different area.
A rectangular open area in a park is going to have an area of 48 square yards. Give 2 possible perimeters for the rectangular area.
The perimeter of a rectangular park is 444 meters. The park is 175 meters long. How wide is the park? Explain or show your reasoning.