Area and Perimeter
Name the shapes then find formulas to calculate the area and perimeters from the given lengths.
This is level 1: area and perimeter of standard shapes. Give each of your answers in their simplest form. For example, a × b should be written as ab. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 9 answers correct and you do this activity online.
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Level 1 - Area and perimeter of standard shapes
Level 2 - Area and perimeter of non-standard shapes
Composites Shapes When you think you know the formulas really well try this series of exercise.
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Here are the area formulas you will need written in words. They are written very briefly so that you can memorise them easily.
Rectangle: Length times width.
Square: Square the length of a side.
Triangle: Half base times height.
Parallelogram: Base times height.
Trapezium: Half the sum of the parellel sides times the distance between them.
Kite: Half the product of the diagonals.
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