Perimeter, area, and volume

A broad set of tutorials covering perimeter area and volume with and without algebra.

You first learned about perimeter and area when you were in grade school. In this tutorial, we will revisit those ideas with a more mathy lens. We will use our prior knowledge of congruence to really start to prove some neat (and useful) results (including some that will be useful in our study of similarity).

Not everything in the world is a rectangle, circle or triangle. In this tutorial, we give you practice at finding the perimeters and areas of these less-than-standard shapes!

See how to prove some of the basic area formulas you've been working with like the area of a triangle.

Circles are everywhere. How can we measure how big they are? Well, we could think about the distance around the circle (circumference). Another option would be to think about how much space it takes up on our paper (area). Have fun!

Tired of perimeter and area and now want to measure 3-D space-take-upness. Well you've found the right tutorial. Enjoy!

Use your knowledge of surface area and volume to solve problems involving density.

Named after Helge von Koch, the Koch snowflake is one of the first fractals to be discovered. It is created by adding smaller and smaller equilateral bumps to an existing equilateral triangle. Quite amazingly, it produces a figure of infinite perimeter and finite area!

Named after Heron of Alexandria, Heron's formula is a power (but often overlooked) method for finding the area of ANY triangle. In this tutorial we will explain how to use it and then prove it!