Area and perimeter

Toady we explored what area and perimeter are.
We used centimetre grid paper and wrote our names. We then calculated the area each letter covered and then added up the total for all the letters in our names.
The next step was to measure the perimeter of the letters.
The most important facts we learnt were:
You can’t have an area without a perimeter.
To include the unit of measurement in your answer.
A 2D shape has an area and a perimeter.
The answer to an area problem is always given using the unit of measurement being used as a square.

We then made a presentation on Explain Everything to show our understandings.