From counting squares to measuring the area of complete compound shapes, you'll find just what you're looking for in terms of area and perimeter in this topic.
This super animated presentation is ideal for explaining and introducing area and perimeter. From Birmingham Grid.
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For those who like a challenge, test both area and perimeter. For confident mathematicians. Requires the Java plugin.
Teacher led, slabs round the edge of a lawn activity. Will suit Upper Ks2.
Fairly bland to look at, but works well when teacher led. Ideal for consolidating area of a triangle.
We love the quiz on this BBC page. Level one moves from counting the squares to working out the area using the length and width.
Compare area and perimeter on this simple Shodor site. It displays this data in a useful table. This could form the basis of a very good problem-solving lesson on connections between perimeter and area. Please ensure you have the free Java plugin installed on your computer.
We love this activity which supports the teaching of area. Good for children who are consolidating the idea of a half square (triangular shape). And counting area using decimals ie 3.5cm2.
We like this activity, you can make random shapes and fix them to rectangular shapes only, great for all Ks2. Teacher led gets the best from this resource.
If you've been on the look out for a user friendly virtual geo (pin) board - look no further. Far and away the easiest way to create a shape to work with and then make changes to it.
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