Math & Movement
Similar to perimeter activity above, have students find the area of various rectangles using the mat. Place a beanbag on a number in the middle of the mat. For example, 48. This is the area of the rectangle students will make. Use painter’s tape to make an enclosed area with corners at 48, 6, x, and 8. They will then be able to connect the idea of the area model to multiplication. Challenge them to find differing rectangles with the same area, but different length sides.