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}**