This week at school we learned about finding the area and perimeter of a shape that has missing measurements. We were measuring a house that had different rooms with different area and perimeter. Some of the sides you had to look at a differently using other rooms in the house. Sometimes you could use a larger perimeter and find another perimeter that is less than the first one. If it’s in the right spot, you could use them to subtract from the larger perimeter and find what the length is on that side. So I had an idea to use the two sides and subtract.
Some of the rooms had a side that had a decimal number (6.5) so it made it harder to find the perimeter but I figured it out how to add them together. Then we had to multiply the length and width to find the area with was even harder to do with the sides with a decimal number (6.5) because of the sides being different lengths so we had to split it up into rooms and multiplied the numbers. I finished the perimeter but not the area because the area was harder to solve. So that is what we learned in math this week at school.