 # Measuring Shapes: Perimeter and Area

In this worksheet, students answer questions on area and perimeter. Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Perimeter and Area

Difficulty level:   ### QUESTION 1 of 10

The Perimeter is the total distance around a shape, starting and finishing at the same point.

Example Here the perimeter is 1 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 2 + 3 = 10 cm

Area

Remember that the area of rectangle is its length x its width.

If you know the area and one side, you can divide to find the other side's length

Example

A rectangular room has an area of 12 m2

If its length is 4 m, what is its width?

We divide 12 ÷ 4 = 3

So width = 3 m

What is the area in m2 of a rectangular rug, measuring 2 m by 5 m?

(Just write the number)

What is the perimeter in m of a rectangular rug, measuring 2 m by 5 m?

(Just write the number)

What is the perimeter of this shape made of centimetre squares?

(Just write the number) What is the area of this shape made of centimetre squares? 5

5 cm

5 cm²

A rectangular swimming pool has an area of 32 m2

It is 4 m wide.  How long is it in m?

(Just write the number)

A rectangular wall has an area of 18 m2

It is 3 m tall.  How long is it in m?

6

54 m

6 m²

6 m

54 m²

What is the perimeter of this shape made of centimetre squares?

(Just write the number) How much bigger in area is a rectangle measuring 3cm by 8cm compared to a rectangle measuring 4cm by 5cm?

(Just write the number)

How much bigger in perimeter is a rectangle measuring 3cm by 8cm compared to a rectangle measuring 4cm by 5cm?

(Just write the number)

The perimeter of a rectangular yard is 36 m.  If the length of the yard is 10m, what is its width in metres?

(Just write the number)

• Question 1

What is the area in m2 of a rectangular rug, measuring 2 m by 5 m?

(Just write the number)

10
• Question 2

What is the perimeter in m of a rectangular rug, measuring 2 m by 5 m?

(Just write the number)

14
• Question 3

What is the perimeter of this shape made of centimetre squares?

(Just write the number) 12
• Question 4

What is the area of this shape made of centimetre squares? 5 cm²
• Question 5

A rectangular swimming pool has an area of 32 m2

It is 4 m wide.  How long is it in m?

(Just write the number)

8
• Question 6

A rectangular wall has an area of 18 m2

It is 3 m tall.  How long is it in m?

6 m
• Question 7

What is the perimeter of this shape made of centimetre squares?

(Just write the number) 12
• Question 8

How much bigger in area is a rectangle measuring 3cm by 8cm compared to a rectangle measuring 4cm by 5cm?

(Just write the number)

4
EDDIE SAYS
24 - 20
• Question 9

How much bigger in perimeter is a rectangle measuring 3cm by 8cm compared to a rectangle measuring 4cm by 5cm?

(Just write the number)

4
EDDIE SAYS
22 - 18
• Question 10

The perimeter of a rectangular yard is 36 m.  If the length of the yard is 10m, what is its width in metres?

(Just write the number)

8
EDDIE SAYS
36 - 10 - 10 = 16 ½ of 16 = 8
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