Shapes: Areas of shapes

Area is measured in square units. The area of a rectangle is the width multiplied by the height. These are useful when building a house.

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Area of shapes includes:

  • The meaning of area
  • Working out areas by counting and calculating
  • Solving problems involving area
Calculating area needed per person for a group dance class

Downloadable Factsheets

Area of rectangles: counting squares
Area of rectangles: length and width
Area of rectangles: finding the width or length

Downloadable Worksheets

Area of rectangles by counting
Drawing many rectangles with a given area
Building decking
Holding a car boot sale





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