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Measuring Shapes: Area Formula

SKU M5IL30012
Key Stage 2 Maths Year 5

This Shape Area lesson teaches your class how to find the area of rectilinear shapes. The included slides clearly explain, and show children two strategies for finding area inside rectilinear shapes – firstly by counting squares, then by using the formula length multiplied by width. With the two included activities, your class can either practise measuring shapes to find their area and perimeter, or explore ways in which rectangles of different proportions can have the same area.

This downloadable lesson contains a lesson plan, slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.


What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
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