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Count the Area of Rectangular Shapes

In this worksheet, students will calculate the area of rectilinear shapes made of cm or m squares by counting the squares.

'Count the Area of Rectangular Shapes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 4 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Calculate Areas

Popular topics:   Area worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

The area of a shape is the amount of space inside the shape.

To work out the area of shapes made of squares, we count the squares inside the shape.



Calculate the area of this shape in cm2.

Each unit square is 1 cm by 1 cm.


                      Shape area



Count the squares.


                     Shape area


There are 9 squares.

Area is 9 cm2.

We read this as nine centimetres squared.



If the lengths are in metres, the area will be in m2.


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