Calculating the Area of Irregular Shapes

Activity type: Printable

Calculating the Area of Irregular Shapes

Course
Mathematics
Section
Area
Outcome
Area of irregular shapes
Activity Type
Printable
Activity ID
4564

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United States – Common Core State Standards

• 3.MD – Measurement & Data
• Mathematics

• 3.MD.7 – Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

• 3.MD.7.d – Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.

Australia – Australian Curriculum

• Measurement and Geometry
• Using units of measurement

• ACMMG137 – Solve problems involving the comparison of lengths and areas using appropriate units

New Zealand – National Standards

• 7.GM – Geometry and measurement
• 7.GM.3 – Use side or edge lengths to find the perimeters and areas of rectangles and parallelograms and the volumes of cuboids, given whole-number dimensions

United Kingdom – National Curriculum

• Year 5 programme of study
• KS2.Y5.M – Measurement

• Pupils should be taught to:

• KS2.Y5.M.3 – Measure and calculate the perimeter of composite rectilinear shapes in centimetres and metres