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Count the Area of Rectangular Shapes (2)

In this worksheet, students must calculate the area of rectilinear shapes made of cm or m squares by counting the squares.

'Count the Area of Rectangular Shapes (2)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Perimeter and Area

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

The area of a shape is the amount of space inside the shape.

To work out the area of shapes made of squares, we count the squares inside the shape.

 

Example

Calculate the area of this shape in cm2.

Each unit square is 1 cm by 1 cm.

 

                     

 

Answer

Count the squares.

                    

 

There are 7 squares.

Area is 7 cm2.

We read this as "seven centimetres squared".

 

Remember

If the lengths are in metres, the area will be in m2.

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