# Independent Activities – Teacher Notes Year

Task Cards Students work independently on task cards –
Perimeter # 20 cards
Area # 20 Cards
Perimeter and Area # 8 cards
Teaching Ideas:
 Numeracy Rotational activity (small groups) – students
work on task cards and record how many they have
completed, every week during numeracy rotations.
 Fast-Finisher activity (independent) – students work on
these task cards if they have completed the set work, this
ensures that all students are working and not distracting
others.

Year
4 – 6
Resources: (All the resources
are printable or teachers already
have them in their classrooms).

 Task Cards
(Laminated)
 Students maths work
book

Curriculum: Australian Curriculum – Mathematics
(Measurement and Geometry)
Year 4 –
Compare the areas of regular and irregular shapes by informal means - ACMMG087
Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume - ACMMG290
Year 5 –
Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units - ACMMG109
Year 6 -
Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units -
ACMMG137
Robot Invasion Directions:
This set of task cards is designed to engage students by having
them demonstrate their ability to find the Area and Perimeter
while stimulating their own creativity.
1. Students work independently work on a task card
creating their robot.
2. Students are able to decorate their robots after they have
created them.
Teaching Ideas:
 Concluding activity – (Whole Class) Students complete
this activity at the end of a lesson, demonstrating their
knowledge of Perimeter and Area.
 Numeracy Rotation Activity – (Small groups) Students
work on this task during numeracy rotations.

Year
4 - 6
Resources: (All the resources
are printable or teachers already
have them in their classrooms).

 Robot Task cards
(Laminated)
 Varity of coloured
paper
 Scissors
 Glue
 Rulers
 Coloured pencils

Curriculum: Australian Curriculum – Mathematics
(Measurement and Geometry)
Year 4 –
Compare the areas of regular and irregular shapes by informal means - ACMMG087
Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume - ACMMG290
Year 5 –
Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units - ACMMG109
Year 6 -
Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units -
ACMMG137
Connect Through –
Perimeter and Area Game
Connect four Rules apply to this game.

Teaching Ideas:
 Numeracy Rotation activity – (Pairs) Students play the
game during rotational activities.
 Extension activity – (Pairs) Students who require
extending will benefit form playing this game as it
requires them to use their brains to think of the answers
rather than using a calculator.

Year
5-6
Resources: (All the resources
are printable or teachers already
have them in their classrooms).

 Game Boards
 Answer boards
 Counters
Curriculum: Australian Curriculum – Mathematics
(Measurement and Geometry)
Year 5 –
Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units - ACMMG109
Year 6 -
Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units -
ACMMG137