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Areas of Compound Shapes (Squares only)

In this worksheet, students find areas of compound shapes made from squares.

'Areas of Compound Shapes (Squares only)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Maths and Numerical Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Perimeter and Area

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

You must know the formula for finding the area of a rectangle.

Area of a rectangle = length × breadth

                               OR base × height




Find the shaded area of the following shape.


Area of large square = 13 × 13 = 169 units2

Area of small square = 5 × 5 = 25 units2

Shaded area = 169 − 25 = 144 units2

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