**Subject: Math**

**Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins**

**Topic: Finding Area and Perimeter; Measurement & Data**

**Brief Description:**
In this lesson, students will write and solve word problems for the perimeter or area of a rectangle.

**Know Before You Start:**
This lesson would be a fun project to include at the end of a unit on area and perimeter.

**Hook:**

- Read and discuss the sample comic.
- As a class or in pairs, have students help Simon find the perimeter and area of his new yard.
- Review how to solve the difference between area and perimeter.
- Simon had to find the perimeter of his yard in order to buy enough fencing. Discuss other real-life situations where area and perimeter of rectangles are used, e.g., carpeting a room, fencing a yard, building a garden, etc.

**Activity:**

- Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-to-four-panel comic word problem that involves area
**or**perimeter. **Panel 1**: State the word problem.**Panels 2-3**: Explain how to solve for perimeter or area.**Panel 4**: Share the answer.

**Closure:**
Have students solve a partner’s word problem to help ensure that their partner is correct.

**Differentiation:**

- Print out the sample comic for student reference.
- Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.

**Resources:**

- Comic to print or display: Comic.