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Perimeter & Area Song

Pull up a chair at our table to learn about perimeter and area in this fun song & video (and no animals on the dinner table please!) We use tables to show area and chairs to represent perimeter in this easy to understand perimeter and area introduction to 2-dimensional geometry for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.

If you like our math joke located on the top right of this page, scroll down and steal it! We made it easy for you. (and, of course, you have our permission)

Song Lyrics:

How many chairs can we fit here
‘til we can fit no more?
Count with me, “one, two, three, four”:
the perimeter is four.

How many tables are there in this cafeteria?
There’s only one table in this cafeteria.
One square is the area;
one times one is the area.

How many chairs can we fit here
to set the table for dinner?
One, two, three, four, five, six chairs:
that’s the perimeter.

How many tables are there in this cafeteria?
One, two tables in the cafeteria:
two squares is the area;
one times two is the area.

How many chairs can we fit here
so there’s one for every plate?
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight:
the perimeter is eight.

How many tables are there in this cafeteria?
One, two, three tables in the cafeteria:
three squares is the area;
one times three is the area.

Learn More

This song targets TEKS and Common Core learning standards from both 3rd Grade and 4th Grade. Look into the relevant standards here, or dig deeper into Areas here.

If you are interested in getting ideas on how to plan a robust standards-aligned telling time lesson, we recommend checking out Instructure's recommendations for common core standards 3.MD.7, 3.MD.8 and 4.MD.3. These pages help break down standard language, lay out the grade-appropriate level of rigor for each concept, and offer a variety of suggestions for activities (lesson seeds) that help students achieve their learning targets

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