Student Led Instruction Lesson Plan on Perimeter, Area, and Volume

This lesson is designed to be student led with the teacher as the facilitator. The lesson is designed for a fifth grade class and incorporates reviewing perimeter and area with an introduction to volume. The activities in the lesson can be altered to fit a third or fourth grade class that does not learn volume.

Alexis Pohlman is currently a fourth and fifth grade math educator at Louis Agassiz. She has been in the CMSD for 19 years. Alexis has experience teaching second through eighth grades with a focus in math. She earned a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, with a concentration in middle school math, from Cleveland State University. Alexis has done professional development on backward-design lesson planning and cooperative learning. Alexis is also an Ohio Resident Educator Mentor.