# Area Teaching Resources

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

Aligned with both TEKS and Common Core math, each resource in this area teaching collection has undergone careful review by our math teachers to ensure it's ready for your students. You'll even find differentiated resources so you can meet the needs of each individual 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 math 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 centimeters (cm²), square meters (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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### Area And Perimeter Task Cards

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

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### Perimeter and Area Dice Game

Use this area and perimeter dice game as a math center activity when teaching area and perimeter to your 3rd and 4th graders.

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### Number Talks - Perimeter and Area Task Cards

Build number sense skills with this set of 28 task cards.

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### Measuring Area Using Informal Units Worksheets

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

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### Area of a Parallelogram – Differentiated Math Mazes

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

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### Area of a Triangle – Differentiated Math Mazes

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

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### Triangle War - Area of a Triangle Math Game

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

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### Area Worksheets

Practice finding the area of different shapes with this set of 4 worksheets.

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

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

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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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### Three Little Pigs Area Worksheet

A worksheet to practice finding area using square 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 for 3rd and 4th grade.

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### Area Worksheets (Metric Units)

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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### 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 colorful area interactive activity in your next math class to help students practice measuring the area of regular and irregular shapes!

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### Measuring Area Using Informal Units Interactive Activity

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

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### Area Formula for 2D Shapes Anchor Chart

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

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### Area and Perimeter Haunted House Project

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

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### Halloween Area and Perimeter Color by Number Worksheet

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

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### Area of a Parallelogram – War Game

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

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### Area of a Parallelogram – Task Cards

Practice calculating the area of a parallelogram with this set of 24 task cards designed for 6th-grade students.

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### Area of a Parallelogram – Match-Up Activity

Calculate the area of parallelograms and match them with their corresponding areas with this match-up activity.

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### Area of a Parallelogram – Worksheet

Practice finding the area of a paralellogram with this math worksheet designed for 6th-grade students.

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### Area of a Triangle Matching Activity for 6th Grade

Calculate the area of triangle figures and match them with their corresponding areas with this match-up activity.

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### Area of a Triangle – Task Cards for 6th Grade

Sixth graders use multiplication and division skills to determine the area of a triangle with this set of 24 task cards.

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### 5th Grade Math Review – Google Slides Interactive Activity

Review important 5th-grade math standards with a student-led interactive activity that covers 12 different mathematical concepts.

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### Area of a Triangle – Worksheet

Practice applying math formulas with this area of a triangle worksheet.

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### Interactive Area Puzzle (Triangles)

Set this task for students to find the area of 16 triangles on the board and match the corresponding pieces to reveal a mystery picture.

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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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### Perimeter and Area Poster

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

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### Introduction to Area Instructional Slide Deck

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

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### Area of 2D Shapes — Poster Set

Use this set of posters to teach how to find the area of 2D shapes.