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Counting squares

A 1cm x 1cm shaded area

A square cm has a length of 1 cm. We say that it has an area of 1 cm2 ( 1 cm squared).

A 3cm x 2cm shaded area

This rectangle contains six squares. Each of the squares has an area of 1cm2, so the area of the rectangle is 6cm2.


By counting the squares, find the area of the following shapes:


A shaded area
A shaded area

a) 10cm2
b) 8cm2
Remember, there are six whole squares and four half squares in the triangle.


Area activity

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