This resource contains games, investigations, worksheets and practical activities.
Area and Perimeter pack one contains activities appropriate to this topic beginning with basic tasks such as Which has the largest area? requiring students to compare areas of shapes drawn on square grids. What is the perimeter? asks students to find areas of shapes drawn on to square grids and Area 1 uses squared paper to draw shapes and find their area. Eight squares asks how many shapes can be found within an area of eight squares. More challenging activities include Silver Earrings in which students find the cost of a number of differently shapes earrings involving compound shapes and triangles.
Area and Perimeter pack two contains activities requiring students to make shapes of a given size using pentominoes, investigate the area and perimeter of rectangles, find the area of a right-angled triangle, calculate the area of polygons drawn on square dotted paper, investigate different ways of shading half a square, find the area of a triangle, find the area of compound shapes made from rectangles and find the area of a parallelogram.
Area and Perimeter pack three contains activities in which students investigate the connections between the area of a parallelogram and the area of a rectangle, the area of obtuse-angled triangles, further parallelogram problems, finding the area of a polygon, finding the area of a trapezium and calculating the area of irregular shapes.