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Zoo Designer

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Based on This Game:

Print out Lesson Plan

Practice using Picture-based Math (online)

  * Zoo Designer Area
  * Zoo Designer Perimeter

Practice using standardized test simulation

  * Finding the Area of a Rectangle
  * Finding the Perimeter of a Rectangle
  * Finding Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle
Print Worksheet (s)
  * Zoo Designer Area
  * Zoo Designer Perimeter
Common Core Alignment
Age Appropriateness/Rationale

Zoo Designer Common Core Alignment

Age Appropriateness/Rationale

Welcome to ZooDesigner. You have been hired to design five enclosures for the animals at a local zoo. You have to use your knowledge of how to calculate area and perimeter to design the correct enclosures and to earn your ZooDesigner Points. Use the blueprint area to sketch out the dimensions (area, perimeter, or area and perimeter) of the enclosure.   If you design the enclosures incorrectly, the animals will escape and the zoo visitors will run for their lives. You, of course, will be fired!

Zoo Designer is perfect for kids ages 9-11, Grade Levels: 4-5 (apx.)

Scoring Breakdown and Grade Level Equivalency

Round Grade Level Equivalency
2 4.0
3 4.3
4 4.6
5 4.9 (mastery)


Skills Reinforced:

Finding Area
Finding Perimeter
Finding Area and Perimeter