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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:  Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:  Calculate Areas

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

 The basic unit of area is a centimetre square.

 

Area

 

 

Example 1

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

Area of shape

 

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.

 

Area of shape

 

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

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
  • Question 1

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
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.

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
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.

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
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.

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
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.

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
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.

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
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.

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
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.

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
27
EDDIE SAYS
Area = length x width A = 9 x 3 = 27
  • Question 9

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

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
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.

(Give your answer in cm2 and just write the number)

 

 
Area of shape
CORRECT ANSWER
9
EDDIE SAYS
Area = length x width A = 4 x 2 = 8 8 + 2 x 0.5 = 9
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