Areas of shapes
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Area is measured in square units. The area of a rectangle is its width times its height.
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Area of shapes includes:
- The meaning of area.
- Working out areas by counting and calculating.
- Solving problems involving area.
What do the levels mean?
Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.
- Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
- Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.