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This worksheet is about the area of a shape. This is the amount of space inside a shape and we can work this out by counting squares.

Remember that 2 half squares make a whole square.

Example

Find the area of the shaded shapes be counting the squares and half squares. Each square has an area of 1 square centimetre (1 sq. cm or 1 cm^{2})

Answer

There are 20 whole squares and 4 half squares

The area is 22 cm^{2}

Find the area of the shaded shape by counting the squares and half squares.

Select the correct area in square centimetres below.