A worksheet of compound figures, made of rectangles and triangles, for students to break into smaller parts and work out the area of the total shape.
The shapes are drawn on squared paper, so students can either use the formulae or think about counting squares and parts of squares.
The answers are at the bottom of the page but in a jumbled up order, so pupils can tick of the answers as they find them.
The final challenge is for students to draw a shape with a given area.
Tags: Composite Area, Compound Area, Area of Rectangles and Triangles, Compound Figures, Compound Shapes
Common Core: 6.G.A.1: Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes;
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