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Tool: Area Explorer
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Go to: http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/perm/index.html (opens a new window)
Description: This activity allows users to test their skill at calculating the area of a random shape.
Technology Type: Java Applet 
Author: Shodor: Project Interactivate
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Lesson Plans: Area (elementary)
Area
Support Materials: Quadrilaterals Dialogue
Area Discussion
Tools: Perimeter Explorer
Image Tool
Courses: Math 6 Area
Math 7 Area
Geometry Perimeter, area, and volume

  Jeff L
Comment:This is a good tool to demonstrate the conceptually difficult idea of the comparison of perimeter and area. It would best be used as a follow-up and/or investigation of these ideas.