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PhET Interactive Simulations
University of Colorado Boulder
https://phet.colorado.edu

Topics

  • Area
  • Perimeter
  • Fractional areas
  • Scale factors

Description

Create your own shapes using colorful blocks and explore the relationship between perimeter and area. Compare the area and perimeter of two shapes side-by-side. Challenge yourself in the game screen to build shapes or find the area of funky figures. Try to collect lots of stars!

Sample Learning Goals

  • Find the area of a shape by counting unit squares
  • Describe the relationship between area and perimeter
  • Build shapes with a given area and/or perimeter
  • Find the area of an irregular shape by decomposing into smaller, regular shapes (e.g., rectangles, triangles, squares)
  • Determine the scale factor of similar shapes
  • Generalize how area and perimeter change when scaling shapes
Version 1.1.7
Language Play
Basque All Basque Run now Azalera eraikitzailea  
Bosnian All Bosanski Run now "Majstor" za površine  
Chinese (Simplified) All 中文 (中国) Run now 区域建造者  
Chinese (Traditional) All 中文 (台灣) Run now Area Builder_周長與面積  
Danish All Dansk Run now Arealbygger  
Dutch All Nederlands Run now Oppervlaktebouwer  
French All français Run now Constructeur d'Aire  
Georgian All Georgian Run now ფართობის მშენებელი  
German All Deutsch Run now Flächen belegen  
Greek All Ελληνικά Run now Δημιουργός περιοχών  
Hebrew All עברית Run now בונה שטחים  
Hindi All हिंदी Run now क्षेत्रफल निर्माण   
Hungarian All magyar Run now Területépítő  
Irish All Gaeilge Run now Tógálaí Achair  
Italian All italiano Run now Disegna un'area  
Japanese All 日本語 Run now 図形の面積  
Kannada All Kannada Run now ಪ್ರದೇಶ ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ  
Kazakh All Kazakh Run now Фигуралардың конструкторы  
Korean All 한국어 Run now 면적 생성기  
Latvian All Latviešu Run now Figūru laukumi  
Malayalam All Malayalam Run now പരപ്പളവ് നിര്‍മാണം  
Maori All Maori Run now Hangaia he Horahanga  
Marathi All मराठी Run now क्षेत्रफ़ळ शोधा  
Mongolian All Mongolian Run now Талбай байгуулагч  
Polish All polski Run now Budowniczy powierzchni  
Portuguese (Brazil) All português (Brasil) Run now Construtor de Área  
Russian All русский Run now Конструктор фигур  
Serbian All Српски Run now "Мајстор" за површине  
Sinhalese All Sinhalese Run now වර්ගඵලය ගොඩනඟමු  
Slovak All Slovenčina Run now Staviteľ plochy  
Slovenian All Slovenščina Run now Ploščina in obseg  
Spanish All español Run now Constructor de Áreas  
Spanish (Mexico) All español (México) Run now Constructor de Áreas  
Spanish (Peru) All español (Perú) Run now Constructor de Áreas  
Spanish (Spain) All español (España) Run now Constructor de áreas  
Swedish All svenska Run now Bygg area  
Tamil All Tamil Run now பரப்பளவு கட்டுபவர்  
Turkish All Türkçe Run now Alan Oluşturucu  
Ukrainian All українська Run now Будівник площі  
Vietnamese All Tiếng Việt Run now Diện tích