2The area of a shape is the amount of space inside it. To find out how much shape is inside we cancount the squares.The area of a shape is the amount of space inside it.The area of the shape is 18cm2.
3To work out the number of squares The rectangle is made of 6 rows of 8 squares.To work out the number of squareswe times 6 by 8.Counting each square can take a long time. Does anyone know a quicker way?The area of the shape is 48cm2.
4We can work out the area of a rectangle without the grid.lengthArea = length x widthwidth
53 x 6 = 18cm24 x 5 =20cm2What is the area of each of these shapes? Check each answer by left clicking.5 x 6 = 30cm27 x 2 = 14cm22 x 11 = 22cm2
6Now work out the area of these rectangles. They are not drawn to scale.7cm5cm35cm25cm20cm24cm9cm36cm212.5cm4cm2cm25cm2