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Areas of Rectangles, Parallelograms and Triangles

In this worksheet, students review how to find the areas of rectangles, parallelograms and triangles.

'Areas of Rectangles, Parallelograms and Triangles' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 Maths worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Measurement

Curriculum subtopic:   Calculate Areas

Popular topics:   Area worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Remember the following formulae:


Area of a rectangle = length × width


rectangle with length 11cm and width 4cm


The area of this rectangle is 11cm x 4cm = 44cm2


Area of a parallelogram = length × perpendicular height


parallelogram with length 8cm and perpendicular height 3cm


The area of this parallelogram is 8cm x 3cm = 24cm2


Area of a triangle = base × perpendicular height ÷ 2

(This is because you can fit two triangles inside a rectangle.)


triangle with base 12cm and perpendicular height 8cm


The area of this triangle is (12cm x 8cm) ÷ 2 = 48cm2


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