**In this module, you can study ****the meaning of "perimeter" and ****how to find the perimeter of a square, rectangle or triangle.**

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- Try your hand at understanding perimetersThis is the first of three excellent manipulatives that will help you explore the concept of perimeter.

The perimeter of a rectangle is NOT the length times the width. (That's the area, not the perimeter.)

You do not find perimeter by counting squares around the outside of the shape.

**Study and practice**

- Try your hand at measuring perimetersThis is the second of three excellent manipulatives on perimeter. This one explains how to measure perimeters.
- Try your hand at creating shapes with a given perimeterThe third of three links related to perimeter. This one shows you how to create a rectangle if you know its perimeter.
- Download a worksheet for area and perimeter of rectangles and squaresLink to math-aids.com to create your own worksheets for studying area and perimeter of rectangles and squares. Answers included.
- Download a worksheet for area and perimeter of trianglesLink to math-aids.com to create your own worksheets for studying area and perimeter of triangles. Answers included.
- Quiz yourself on perimetersThis quiz is based on work you've done in the first three links under "Study and practice", above.

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