Using Representations to Explore Perimeter and Area
Teaching Children Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Perimeter and area are topics that often become confused for students because they are often learned only as a set of procedures. In this article, the book Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story is used to help children differentiate between the mathematical concepts of perimeter and area.
Moyer, P. S. (2001). Using Representations to Explore Perimeter and Area. Teaching Children Mathematics, 8(1), 52-59.