**For Parent**

# Perimeter Of A Triangle

## Explaining The Concept:

Perimeter is a term which means the total length of the outside edge of a two dimensional object. When talking about a triangle, the perimeter is the total length of all three sides added together.

## The Math Equation

The equation for finding the perimeter of a triangle is: P = a + b + c, where “a” is the length of the first side, “b” is the length of the second side and “c” is the length of the third side.

## Issues The 14-Year Old May Run Into And How To Help Overcome

1. Difficulty Understanding Math Symbols: Math symbols and equations can be difficult for a person with Adhd, dyslexia, autism and reading issues to understand. To help with this, one should be patient and use visuals such as charts, diagrams and number lines to explain the concept in more detail.

2. Difficulty Identifying Shapes: Being able to identify shapes such as a triangle is a challenging concept for those with Adhd, dyslexia, autism and reading issues. Using tactile tools can help, such as blocks to show three sides adding up to a triangle.

3. Difficult Comprehending Abstract Concepts: Understanding abstract concepts such as what a perimeter is can be very difficult for someone with Adhd, dyslexia, autism and reading issues. It’s important to explain with real life examples, like using a fence around a garden being a good example of perimeter.

4. Difficulty With Verbal Directions: Explaining concepts can be hard when a person has difficulty listening and understanding verbal direction. It’s helpful to break down the main idea into smaller chunks and explain each part at a time.

5. Difficulty With Focusing: It is common for Adhd, dyslexia, autism and reading issues to have concentration impairments, which can make it difficult to learn or understand. To help, try to keep things as simple as possible, take frequent breaks, and be aware of the student’s sensory needs.

## Best Practices To Help Absorb The Information

1. Use Visuals: Visuals are a great tool to help explain concepts. Charts, diagrams and drawings can help the student to better comprehend.

2. Utilize Examples: Examples of the concept in real life can help bridge the understanding gap for the student.

3. Break Up The Concept: It’s important to explain the concept in small, manageable chunks.

4. Allow for Frequent Breaks: It’s essential to provide the student with regular breaks to accommodate their concentration difficulties.

5. Explore What Works Best: Each student is unique and learns differently. Spend time exploring different methods and figuring out what works best for the student.

## Conclusion

The equation for the perimeter of a triangle is P = a + b + c, where “a” is the length of the first side, “b” is the length of the second side and “c” is the length of the third side. With proper exploration of the student’s needs, patience, and utilizing visuals and examples, the student should be able to comprehend the concept of the perimeter of a triangle.

**For Youth**

Hi there! Let’s talk about the perimeter of a triangle. Perimeter means the total length of the outside of a shape. So for a triangle, the perimeter is the total length of all 3 sides. You can find the perimeter of a triangle by adding up the lengths of all 3 sides. Let’s say the lengths of the 3 sides are 2, 3, and 4. So if we add all 3 together, the perimeter of the triangle would be 2 + 3 + 4 = 9.

Now, since you have some issues with Adhd, Dyslexia, Autism, and reading, this might be a difficult concept for you to understand. I would suggest starting by drawing a triangle and labeling the sides with numbers so that you can better visualize and picture what is going on. That can help a lot with understanding any math or reading concepts. Then, you can practice finding the perimeter of different triangles. You can start by finding the perimeter of triangles with just lengths of 1, and then 2, and then counting up from there. This way you can practice in small steps and working your way up, and it can help you get the hang of the concept of finding the perimeter of a triangle.

Good luck! I’m sure you’ll have it figured out soon!