# Finding Perimeter – math game for 5th grade

This game helps 5

^{th}graders practice finding the perimeter of a geometry shape. Click the Play button below to begin practising.**Perimeter:**The perimeter of an object such as a shape is the outline of the shape. To find the perimeter of a shape such as a triangle, you add the length of all three sides of the triangle. The perimeter of a circle is its circumference. Knowledge of calculating the perimeter is applied in multiple areas of daily life.

For instance, if we want to determine how much space a garden occupies in our backyard, we measure the perimeter of the backyard and the perimeter of the garden and compare them. Buildings often apply this knowledge in home construction.

**Perimeter**is used in our daily lives when we**measure**and find the**length**around places we build, carpets in our home, our walls, fences, and many more such items,**Perimeter**is used in 5^{th}grade to find the**length**of the sides around**geometric shapes**. The**formula**for**perimeter**is**side plus side plus side**, etc. In**Finding Perimeter**game, students get an opportunity to practice skills to find the**perimeter**of**geometric shapes**. The students will work on**rectangles, squares**and**triangles**in this game. If needed the students should have scratch paper for**adding**. Students will then select**one**of**four**choices. After each choice is selected the following screen will feature a**colorful**space dog who is trying to catch a bone. When answers are correct, the bone is caught by the dog. When answers are incorrect, the bone is knocked away by a meteor or beamed aboard an alien spaceship. This game is perfect for**learning center rotations**or more**practice**at home.