This worksheet is designed to help students break a shape down into smaller shapes, such as triangles, rectangles, semicircles, and so forth, to determine its area and perimeter. I find that students really struggle with areas and perimeter if there are no immediate formulas to calculate them. I also find that students struggle with the distinction between exact and approximate quantities. These worksheets "hold their hands" through the process.
The preview file is a pdf; the product file is a word document, so you may edit it to suit your tastes.
Immediately before this worksheet, I use the resource named 'Area and Perimeter Formulas Reference Sheet' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Area-and-Perimeter-Formulas-Reference-Sheet-495361
), and immediately after this worksheet, I use the worksheet named 'Solving Equations with the Variable on Both Sides Fall 2013' (http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Solving-Equations-with-the-Variable-on-Both-Sides-Fall-2013-1122050
Keywords: Geometry, Area, Perimeter, worksheet, Peter, Jonnard