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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes".

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- 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 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?
- Areas of Composite Shapes Find the areas of combined (composite) shapes made up of one or more simple polygons and circles.
- Polygon Areas Investigate polygons with an area of 4 sq. units. Investigate polygons with other areas.
- Quad Areas Calculate the areas of all the possible quadrilaterals that can be constructed by joining together dots on this grid.
- Volume Use formulae to solve problems involving the volumes of cuboids, cones, pyramids, prisms and composite solids.

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