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### Area Starters: How many different shapes with an area of 2 square units can you make by joining dots on this grid with straight lines? By how much would the area of this triangle increase if its base was enlarged to 8cm? Which of the two shapes has the largest area? You will be surprised! The missing square puzzle is an optical illusion used to help students reason about geometrical figures. Find the dimensions of a rectangle given the perimeter and area. Calculate the areas of all the possible quadrilaterals that can be constructed by joining together dots on this grid.

## Exercises #### Area and Perimeter

Show that you know the area and perimeter formulas of basic shapes. #### Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle

Questions on the areas and perimeters of rectangles which will test your problem solving abilities. #### Area Builder

An interactive workspace in which to make shapes using square tiles with given areas and perimeters. #### Area Maze

Use your knowledge of rectangle areas to calculate the missing measurement of these composite diagrams. #### Area of a Trapezium

Check that you can find the area of a trapezium and use the trapezium area formula for problem solving. #### Area of a Triangle

Calculate the areas of the given triangles in this self marking quiz. #### Area Two

How many different shapes with an area of 2 square units can you make by joining dots on this grid with straight lines? #### Area Wall Puzzles

Divide the grid into rectangular pieces so that the area of each piece is the same as the number it contains. #### Areas of Composite Shapes

Find the areas of combined (composite) shapes made up of one or more simple polygons and circles. #### Circles

Practise using pi to calculate various circle measurements. There are six levels of difficulty. #### Formulae Pairs

Find the matching pairs of diagrams and formulae for basic geometrical shapes. #### Pin Board

Rows and columns of dots that can be joined using straight lines to create shapes. #### Polygon Areas

Investigate polygons with an area of 4 sq. units. Investigate polygons with other areas. Calculate the areas of all the possible quadrilaterals that can be constructed by joining together dots on this grid. #### Rectangle Perimeters

The perimeter of a rectangle is 28cm. What could its area be? #### Similar Shapes

Questions about the scale factors of lengths, areas and volumes of similar shapes. #### Surface Area

Work out the surface areas of the given solid shapes.

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