Finding perimeter
Perimeter of squares and rectangles 256
Exercise Name: Finding perimeter
Math Missions: 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission, Mathematics I Math Mission
Types of Problems: 1

The Finding perimeter exercise appears under the 3rd grade (U.S.) Math Mission, 6th grade (U.S.) Math Mission, Pre-algebra Math Mission and Mathematics I Math Mission. This exercise introduces users to basic perimeter assessments using division and multiplication.

Types of Problems

There is one type of problems in this exercise:

  1. Finding the perimeter of shapes using word problems: In this type of problem, the user is given a sentence with a shape and given side lengths and asked to find the perimeter.


Basic knowledge of finding perimeter is needed to ensure success while doing this exercise.

  1. This is a relatively easy exercise if users remember their division and multiplication. If they can use these skills quickly, they can earn accuracy badges and speed badges.

Real-life Applications

  1. Perimeter is used for building a swimming pool. The owner of the pool wants to maximize the area within constraints of property and minimize the amount of digging and concrete, etc. that goes into the project. Yet the perimeter also defines length that is used for swimming races.
  2. Area and perimeter are used in many jobs for architecture and interior design.

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