Area and perimeter worksheets – 10 of the best resources for KS2 maths
Help primary children know their shapes inside and out with these geometry teaching resources for area and perimeter…
- by Teachwire
1 | Area worksheet pack – 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.
2 | Calculating area of a rectangle worksheet pack
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.
3 | Area and perimeter guide and free printable worksheet
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.
4 | Perimeter and area of rectangles
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
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.
7 | Right-angled triangles free printable worksheet
If you want to test your students on their newfound triangle skills, this simple geometry worksheet features 12 questions asking them to find the area of right-angled triangles.
8 | Perimeter worksheet for 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
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.
10 | KS2 area and perimeter 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