# Measuring Shapes: Calculating Area (1)

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

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Calculate Areas

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

The basic unit of area is a centimetre square.

Example 1

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Question 1

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

7
EDDIE SAYS
6 squares + 2 x 0.5 triangles = 7
• Question 2

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

8
EDDIE SAYS
6 squares + 4 x 0.5 triangles = 8
• Question 3

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

6.5
EDDIE SAYS
5 squares + 3 x 0.5 triangles = 6.5
• Question 4

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

7.5
EDDIE SAYS
5 squares + 5 x 0.5 triangles = 7.5
• Question 5

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

8.5
EDDIE SAYS
5 squares + 7 x 0.5 = 8.5
• Question 6

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

10
EDDIE SAYS
5 squares + 10 x 0.5 triangles = 10
• Question 7

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

8.5
EDDIE SAYS
Area = length x width A = 4 x 2 = 8 8 + 0.5 = 8.5
• Question 8

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

27
EDDIE SAYS
Area = length x width A = 9 x 3 = 27
• Question 9

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

35
EDDIE SAYS
Area = length x width A = 7 x 5 = 35
• Question 10

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

9
EDDIE SAYS
Area = length x width A = 4 x 2 = 8 8 + 2 x 0.5 = 9
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