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10 of the Best Area and Perimeter Worksheets and Resources for KS2 Maths

Help primary children know their shapes inside and out with these teaching resources for area and perimeter...

  • 10 of the Best Area and Perimeter Worksheets and Resources for KS2 Maths

1 | Area of rectilinear squares

These area worksheets provide extra challenge for Year 4 children by getting them to find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.

There are a variety of area problems spread across three sections, enabling you to use the whole sheet during a lesson or to select specific problems for different teaching sessions, and separate answer sheets are included for all sections.

Get this resource here.


2 | Calculating area of rectangles

Carrying on with this scheme, these worksheets are designed for Year 5 and ask students to calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres and square metres, and estimate the area of irregular shapes.

As with the Year 4 sheets, there are three sections, all with answers. Just be sure to print them at 100% for the measurements to be accurate.

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3 | Area and perimeter guide and worksheets

This page includes a brief guide to give upper KS2 students an overview of area and perimeter, and you can download a 14-page PDF worksheet and separate answer sheet too.

The questions have been stripped from past papers, so it should give pupils an idea of what might come up in SATs.

Check it all out here.


4 | Perimeter and area of rectangles

In this activity from the Nuffield Foundation children will find the perimeter and area of rectangles and shapes made from rectangles.

Download it here.


5 | Area and perimeter activity cards

This resource from the ATM comes from its Talking Maths series, and includes an introduction sheet for teachers and three area and perimeter activity cards:

  • Sort the cards into statements that you think are always true, sometimes true, never true
  • Match cards that show different ways of representing the same shape
  • Problem solving card activity

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6 | Area of triangles formula PowerPoint

This PowerPoint resource will help you take your students through how to find the area of triangles, starting with right-angle triangles then moving on to trickier ones.

Click here to download.


7 | Right-angled triangles worksheet

If you want to test your students on their newfound triangle skills, this simple worksheet features 12 questions asking them to find the area of right-angled triangles.

Get it here.


8 | Perimeter of more-complex shapes

This worksheet is separated into four sections, each of which feature seven questions and a challenge.

The sections are:

  • Rectangles and squares in mm
  • 2D shapes in cm
  • 2D shapes in inches
  • Compound shapes in mm, cm or m

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9 | Ten more KS2 perimeter resources

Help your pupils explore the measurements of the sides of shapes with these 10 perimeter-based worksheets, lesson plans, activities ideas and games.

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10 | Medium-term plan

To finish, here’s a medium-term plan on area and perimeter from Piximaths.

There are four sections:

  • Introduction to area and perimeter
  • Area and perimeter using formulae
  • Area and circumference of circles
  • Arcs and sectors

And it’s all available to download here.

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