# Find the Area of Rectangles by Counting Squares

In this worksheet, students will be asked to find the area of rectangles using squares, including both square centimetres and square metres.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Calculate/Estimate Areas

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

The area of a 2D shape refers to the amount of space it takes up.

The area of a shape is measured in square units, usually cm² or m².

In this activity, you will be asked to find the area of different rectangles by counting the number of squares the rectangle occupies.

These will ether be cm² or m² (not to scale)

Let's have a go!

Look carefully at the rectangle below.

Find its area by counting the number of squares it covers.

Each square is 1 cm (not to scale)

Area = 28 cm²

Rather than count each square, we can multiply the number of rows by the number of columns

4 x 7 = 28

Are you ready to tackle some questions now?

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