# Area Teaching Resources

Explore area worksheets, games, activities and more printable and digital teacher resources created for your maths lesson plans!

Aligned with the Australian maths curriculum, each resource in this area teaching collection has undergone careful review by our maths teachers to ensure it's ready for your students. You'll even find differentiated resources so you can meet the needs of each learner in your classroom.

Are you new to teaching this measurement concept? Or maybe you're just looking for fresh ways to engage your students on the topic? Read on for a primer from our teacher team, including a kid-friendly definition of area.

## What Is Area? A Kid-Friendly Definition

When introducing a concept in the maths classroom for the first time, having a kid-friendly definition on hand can be helpful to start the lesson. Here's one that our teacher team likes to use!

Area is the measure of space inside of a shape. Different shapes can have different areas, depending on their size and dimensions.

## How to Find Area — A Simple Equation

Finding the area of a particular shape requires our students first know how to measure the length and the width of a particular object. What happens next will depend on the shape.

- For squares and rectangles, you can multiply the length by the width, using the formula
**Area = Length × Width** - For triangles, the area is calculated using the formula
**Area = 0.5 × Base × Height** - For circles, the area is calculated using the formula
**Area = π × Radius²**

The measurement of an area is expressed in square units, such as square centimetres (cm²), square metres (m²), square feet (ft²), etc.

## Area vs. Perimeter — What's the Difference?

Teaching perimeter often comes alongside teaching students to measure the area of an object. So what's the difference?

**Area**— As we already mentioned, the area of an object is a measurement of the space inside the shape.**Perimeter**— The perimeter of an object, on the other hand, represents the measurement of the total length of the sides of a shape.

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### Introduction to Area Teaching Slides

Introduce the concept of measuring the area of regular shapes with this 22-slide instructional slide deck.

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### Area and Perimeter Paddock Problems – Worksheets

A set of differentiated area and perimeter worksheets.

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### Perimeter and Area Poster

A poster that explains and compares the concepts of perimeter and area.

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### Perimeter and Area Dice Game

Use this area and perimeter dice game as a pair activity during your maths lessons on measurement.

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### Area And Perimeter Task Cards

Use these area and perimeter task cards in your maths lessons to give your students practice solving real-world word problems.

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### Measuring Area Using Informal Units Worksheets

Use this set of area worksheets to help your students practise measuring the area of regular and irregular shapes using informal (square) units.

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### Area Worksheets

4 area worksheets.

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### Interactive Area Puzzle (Squares and Rectangles)

Find the area of 16 shapes on the board and match the corresponding pieces to reveal a mystery picture.

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### Using Metric Units of Area Worksheets

Use this set of three measurement math worksheets to help your students understand the concept of measuring area in metric units.

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### Area and Perimeter Word Problems

Get students to solve area and perimeter word problems with this set of three worksheets.

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### Area of 2D Shapes Posters

Area of 2D Shapes - so many rules and formulas to remember!

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### Measuring the Area of a Robot with Informal Units Worksheet

A worksheet to use when measuring area with informal square units.

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### Area (Measuring Regular and Irregular Shapes) Interactive Activity

Assign this colourful area interactive activity in your next math class to help students practise measuring the area of regular and irregular shapes!

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### Perimeter and Area Digital Puzzles

Give students practice finding the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles with these digital area and perimeter puzzles.

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### Area and Perimeter Haunted House - Year 5 Halloween Maths

Design your own haunted house and practise finding the perimeter and area of rectangular figures with an exciting Halloween mathss Activity!

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### Measuring Area with Informal Units

A worksheet to use when exploring the concept of measuring area with informal units.

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### Measuring Area Using Informal Units Interactive Activity

Use this set of ten interactive slides to help your students practise measuring the area of regular and irregular shapes using informal (square) units.

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### Finding the Area of 2D Shapes Poster

Display this math poster showing the area formula for different 2D shapes during your space and measurement lessons.

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### Same Perimeter, Different Area Word Problems – Worksheet

Practise solving multi-step word problems involving objects that have the same perimeter but different areas.

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### Interactive Area Puzzle (Triangles)

Have your students find the area of 16 triangles on the board and match the corresponding pieces to reveal a mystery picture.

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### Three Little Pigs Area Measurement Worksheet

A measurement activity to help students understand how to measure area in squares.

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### Measuring the Area of a Desktop Worksheet

A worksheet to use when exploring the concept of measuring area with informal units.

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### Area of a Parallelogram Worksheet

Practise finding the area of a parallelogram with this maths worksheet designed for year 7 students.

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### Halloween Area and Perimeter Colour by Number Worksheet

Use these Halloween colour-by-number worksheets to practise identifying the perimeter and area of regular polygons.

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### Area of a Triangle – Worksheet

Practise applying maths formulas with this area of a triangle worksheet.

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### Area of a Triangle - Maths Game

Practice finding and comparing the area of a triangle with a game of WAR!

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### Number Talks - Geometry Task Cards

Build geometric reasoning with this set of 24 task cards.

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### Jack and the Beanstalk - Informal Measurement Worksheet

A simple worksheet using informal units measurement.

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### Area Investigation - Big, Loud Feet!

A mathematics investigation involving area, embedded in a real-world context.

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### Area of a Parallelogram – War Game

Practise finding and comparing the area of a parallelogram with a game of WAR!

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### Area of a Parallelogram – Differentiated Maths Mazes

Determine the area of different parallelograms with a set of differentiated maths mazes.

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### Area of a Triangle – Differentiated Maths Mazes

Use the area of a triangle formula as you work your way through this set of differentiated maths mazes.