Questions about the perimeters and areas of polygons given as algebraic expressions.
This is level 1: simplifying the expressions for the perimeters of basic shapes. The diagrams are not drawn to scale.
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Level 1 - Simplifying the expressions for the perimeters of basic shapes
Level 2 - Forming and Solving equations from the details of the perimeters of basic shapes
Level 3 - Mixed questions involving the perimeters of polygons
Level 4 - Challenging questions involving the perimeters and areas of shapes
Exam Style Questions - Some problems in the style of GCSE exam paper questions (worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers).
More Algebra including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.
Area Maze - While not exactly the same topic this exercise is too good to miss.
See the National Curriculum page for links to related online activities and resources.
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