This resource is deigned to slowly start getting kids acquainted with L-Shaped composite figures (prior to moving onto more complex figures).
We start out with the l-shaped figures on graphs so they can visualize the blocks. Then we add numbers that correspond with the blocks so the kids can start to see where these random numbers come from.
As we progress, we start to separate the blocks into two rectangles and the students must record the area and perimeter of each block.
Finally, we start taking side lengths away--just a teaser though--so they can start to count the blocks to visualize what the side lengths may be.
CAUTION: This can be done as a worksheet or notes. I do this before I move onto more complex figures for students that really struggle with finding area and perimeter of composite l-shapes.
There are 7 separate L-Shapes.