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Find the Areas of Rectangles, Parallelograms and Triangles

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

'Find the 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

The key thing when finding the area of a shape is to remember the appropriate formula! If you can do that, the rest is as easy as falling off a log!


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So, how many of them do you know?


1.  Area of a rectangle = length × width


rectangle with length 11cm and width 4cm


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


2. Area of a parallelogram = length × perpendicular height


parallelogram with length 8cm and perpendicular height 3cm


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


3. 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 (12 cm x 8 cm) ÷ 2 = 48 cm2


That wasn't too painful, was it? If you need to check back to these formulae, just click on the red help button on the screen so that you can read the introduction again.


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