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Measuring Shapes: Perimeter and Area

In this worksheet, students answer questions on area and perimeter.

'Measuring Shapes: Perimeter and Area' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:  Measure and Calculate Shapes

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

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

 

Example

Perimeter

 

Answer

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

 

Area

Remember that the area of rectangle is it's length x it's width.

If we know the area and one side, we can divide to find the length of the other side.

 

Example

A rectangular room has an area of 12 m2

If it's length is 4 m, what is it's width?

 

Answer

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)

 

Perimeter

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

 

Area

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)

 

Perimeter

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

(Just write the number)

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

(Just write the number)

The perimeter of a rectangular yard is 36 m.  If the length of the yard is 10 m, 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)

CORRECT ANSWER
10
EDDIE SAYS
2 x 5 = 10
  • Question 2

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

(Just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
14
EDDIE SAYS
2 + 2 + 5 + 5 = 14
  • Question 3

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

(Just write the number)

 

Perimeter

CORRECT ANSWER
12
EDDIE SAYS
1 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 12
  • Question 4

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

 

Area

CORRECT ANSWER
5 cm²
EDDIE SAYS
Count the squares and don't forget the units for area.
  • 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)

CORRECT ANSWER
8
EDDIE SAYS
A = length x width 32 = l x 4 32/4 = l 8 = l
  • Question 6

A rectangular wall has an area of 18 m2

It is 3 m tall.  How long is it in m?

CORRECT ANSWER
6 m
EDDIE SAYS
A = length x width 18 = l x 3 18/3 = l 6m = l
  • Question 7

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

(Just write the number)

 

Perimeter

CORRECT ANSWER
12
EDDIE SAYS
4 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 12
  • Question 8

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

(Just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
3 x 8 = 24 4 x 5 = 20 24 - 20 = 4
  • Question 9

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

(Just write the number)

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
3 + 8 = 11 x 2 = 22 4 + 5 = 9 x 2 = 18 22 - 18 = 4
  • Question 10

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

(Just write the number)

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