This powerpoint is a great tool to use when teaching students how to find the area and perimeter of complex shapes. All of the shapes included in the powerpoint can be split into 2 or 3 rectangular pieces. Students will practice finding the lengths of missing sides through problem solving, calculating the perimeter of the entire shape, and calculating the area of the shape by splitting it into pieces. The powerpoint includes teaching slides, a practice packet, exit ticket, and answer key. The practice packet relates the complex shapes to building sketches and has the students act as "detectives" solving for area and perimeter to complete the building blueprints.