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Area Worksheets

Updated on April 7, 2014

Area Worksheets

I am in the process of collecting a series of links for area worksheets to use with your mathematics students. These worksheets start at the simplest level of counting squares and increase in complexity through rectangles to triangles and circles.

I am also including formulas for calculating areas of different shapes and a list of ideas for helping students to understand more concepts about measuring space.

Simple Area Worksheets - Counting boxes

Simple Area Worksheets � Counting boxes
Simple Area Worksheets � Counting boxes

Count the squares to find the areas of the shapes

- the 10 sheets for second grade and third grade (unlabeled)

Two worksheets to count the boxes and half boxes to find the area of the figures

- Scroll down to the Area of Geometric Shapes in the Grid section. Answers given.

Count the squares to find the areas of the shapes

- under the heading Basic (the first free worksheet)

Links checked Feb 2014

Fun Story Book Teaching Area and Perimeter

Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Math Adventures)
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter (Math Adventures)

Two children, Per and Radius, must use geometric formulas to tame a sea serpent guarding the Isle of Immeter, and bring peace to the land.

 

Area of Squares and Rectangles Worksheets

Area of Squares and Rectangles Worksheets
Area of Squares and Rectangles Worksheets

Area of a rectangle = w * L

where w = width of the rectangle

L = length of the rectangle

Area of a square = L2

where L = the length of the side of the square

Calculate the area of these rectangles + answers

- metric measurements (mm, cm, m, km)

Calculate the area of these rectangles + answers

- metric measurements

Calculate the area of these rectangles + answers

- metric measurements

Calculate the area of these 9 rectangles

- metric and imperial measurements

6 Perimeter and Area of rectangles and squares worksheets

- under the Geometry heading. Includes answers.

Links checked Feb 2014

Area of Polygons Composed of Rectangles

Area of a Triangle Worksheets

Area of a Triangle Worksheets
Area of a Triangle Worksheets

Area of a triangle = ½ * b * h

where b = length of the base of the triangle

h = height of the triangle

Calculate the area of these right triangles + answers

Calculate the area of these triangles with decimals

4 Perimeter and Area of triangles worksheets

- isosceles and right angle triangles (under the Geometry heading). Includes answers.

Calculate the area of these triangles

Links checked March 2013

Mixed Area Worksheets

rectangles, L-shapes, triangles

Calculate the area of shapes combining rectangles and triangles

- under the Geometry heading, there is a Worksheet: Area. Solutions to this area worksheet are at the top of the geometry section. (If the above link doesn't work, try this link instead.)

3 Perimeter and Area of several shapes worksheets

- under the Geometry heading. Includes answers.

Links checked Mar 2013

Area of a Parallelogram Worksheets

Area of parallelogram
Area of parallelogram

Area of a Trapezoid Worksheets

Area of a trapezoid = ½ * h * (b1 + b2)

where h = height of the trapezoid

b1 = length of the bottom of the trapezoid

b2 = length of the top of the trapezoid

On this page you'll find a worksheet to calculate the Area of trapezoids

- Answers included.

There are three Area of Trapezoids Worksheets here

- Answers included.

A sample online worksheet with multiple choice answers

- could be printed out. Each time you refresh the page, you will get a different worksheet. Click on worksheet A B C or D for more.

Links checked Mar 2013

Area of a Circle Worksheets

Area of a Circle
Area of a Circle

More Ideas for Teaching About Area

shapes on a triangle tessellated grid
shapes on a triangle tessellated grid

Ideas for Teaching Area

A helpful activity is for children to create shapes on a tessellation grid, where students can create shapes and determine how many smaller shapes are required to make the larger shape eg on the grid on the right, I have created the following shapes:

- a triangle made up of 16 trianges

- a star made up of 12 triangles

- a hexagon made up of 24 triangles

- a parallelogram made up of 18 triangles

Here is the triangle grid I used.

Suggestions for using this grid:

- choose a fixed number of triangles, and make several different shapes using that number (ie the same area)

- do shapes with the same area have the same perimeter?

- choose a shape which can be made on the grid (eg a triangle) and make several of the same shape in different sizes

- look at the ratio of the side to the area of that shape

- knowing the formula for the area of a triangle, come up with a formula for the area of a regular hexagon

Calculating Area in Real Life

It would be a good idea to provide your students with real life examples so they see how calculating areas relates to real life situations. Some ideas include: how much paint is needed to paint a wall or ceiling, how many tiles do you need to cover a given floor space, how much mulch is required to cover a garden bed (here you can have creative shapes!), how many vegetables can you plant in a garden bed (given their spacing requirements), how many creatively-shaped cushions can you create from a given amount of fabric, how much fabric is needed to make some blinds for a window, what sized space do you need to run several horses / sheep / chickens, how much frosting is required to cover a cake or cookie, how much cheese is required to cover a pizza.

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      David3142 3 years ago

      Great lens. I love the collection of worksheets you have put together.

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      blackbeltreader 4 years ago

      Great collection. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you so much for collecting these resources in one spot!! You saved the day for my math group and I.

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