This is a very interactive and engaging activity for teaching area and perimeter. It also allows for exploration and critical thinking/problem solving. Students are given a handful of cheez it crackers and a worksheet. The worksheet asks them to create different dimensions for the same area, or for example create a shape with an area of 10 and a perimeter of 14 and they have to demonstrate these concepts using the cheez its. This is the first year I have integrated this activity with these concepts and I feel it allowed my students a more hands on approach and that for the first time they really grasped the concept that area “covers something” and perimeter is the outside.