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Measuring Shapes: Calculating Area (1)

In this worksheet, students work out the areas of simple shapes made of squares and half squares.

'Measuring Shapes: Calculating Area (1)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Perimeter and Area

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

 The basic unit of area is a centimetre square.

 

 

 

Example 1

Calculate the area of this shape, made of centimetre squares and half squares.

 

Answer

There are 10 full squares and 2 half squares.

Area = 10 × 1 + 2 × 0.5 = 10 + 1 = 11 cm2

 

 

Example 2

Calculate the area of this shape, made of centimetre squares and half squares.

 

 

Answer

The area of a rectangle = length × width

Area of rectangle = 3 × 2 = 6 cm2

Area of triangle = 0.5 cm2

Area of shape = 6 + 0.5 = 6.5 cm2

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