Ever had someone come up to you on the street, hand you a shape, and ask you to find the perimeter of that shape? Watch this tutorial, and next time that happens you'll be ready!

Keywords:

definition

perimeter

shape

geometry

Background Tutorials

Use informal arguments to establish facts about the angle sum and exterior angle of triangles, about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal, and the angle-angle criterion for similarity of triangles.

You can't learn everything about math without dealing with triangles. Did you know that there are different types of triangles? Check out this tutorial, and learn about triangles and their different types!

Further Exploration

Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.