Area of Composite Rectilinear Shapes Differentiated Activity Sheet Pack

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  • How is qu 8 on sheet 4 possible?

    , 13 hours ago
    • Hi conlanc,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this one. I think there may be a measurement missing from this - I'll get this resource checked right away!

      , 13 hours ago
    • Hi there conlanc -I have taken a look at question 8, and you need to work out the two outer rectangles first - so on the let the area is 8cm x 5cm, then on the right the rectangle is 6cm x 3cm. This leaves the area in the centre, and if you subtract the labelled lengths then you can find the measurements of the area in the centre - I hope this helps :)

      , 13 hours ago
    • Hi there conlanc,
      Thank you for spotting this mistake! Our lovely teacher and design teams have solved the issue and the new version is now available to download. I hope you like it!

      , 11 hours ago
  • Grade 3 'area' extension work, beyond simple rectangles/squares, reinforcing the connection to multiplication also.

    , Apr 4th
  • Revision of area of compound shapes

    , Mar 20th
  • I am using this to revise this topic

    , Feb 23rd
  • Introducing angles.

    , Feb 2nd
  • This is an excellent resource, many thanks

    , Jan 24th
  • on the middle ability we have different answers to yours qn 1 you have 42 we have 45 qn 3 you have answer as 31 we get 38 qn 9 you have 102 we get 94 

    , Jan 23rd
    • Good afternoon chrissie29,
      Thank you very much for commenting! It's great to hear from you :) I can see that there seems to be a lot of people getting different answers and spotting mistakes on this resource so we do apologise. We are going to get this checked out thoroughly to ensure all is correct. Have a lovely evening :)

      , Jan 23rd
    • Hi there chrissie29,
      Thank you for spotting this! Our lovely teacher and design teams have updated this resource and you can now download the new version. I hope you find it useful!

      , Jan 24th
  • on the higher ability page, i think question 4 should be 79m2 not 71! not entirely sure though!! 

    , Nov 23rd
    • Good evening xsophxbx,
      Thanks for getting in touch! We're just looking into this for you and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! :)

      , Nov 23rd
  • On the middle ability sheets the answers for Q3 and Q9 are wrong. They should be Q3 31cm squared and Q9 is 102 cm squared.

    , Nov 22nd
    • Hi hazelc,
      I am really sorry to hear about this mistake, and I apologise if it has caused you any trouble. It will be changed shortly!

      , Nov 22nd
  • ext activities

    , Nov 20th
  • On the higher ability sheets for Q3, the answer states 56m squared however I understand it to be 59cm squared.

    , Jun 21st
    • Hi audia4,

      Thank you for your comment on the Twinkl website.

      I will pass this on to our resource team for correction straight away.

      I hope you have a lovely day! : )

      , Jun 21st
    • Hi there audia4,
      Thank you so much for letting us know about this issue! Our lovely resource creation team have amended the resource and emailed you the corrected version. It will also be updated on the website very soon.

      , Jun 22nd
  • Pupils are getting comfortable with composite shapes so this should be an interesting challenge for them. Plus, it always helps when the task is differentiated. Thanks as always.

    , Jun 20th
    • Hi audia4,
      Thank you very much for commenting! It's great to hear from you :) Let us know how it goes :)

      , Jun 20th
  • Yet another incorrect resource!
    Higher ability question 5 and 6 are wrong.
    Please contact me about a refund to my subscription as I am fed up of your resources being inadequate.

    , Jun 19th
    • Hi REV12345,
      Thank you very much for commenting! It's great to hear from you. I have split these compound shapes into rectangles and calculated them using the answers provided - they do seem to be correct.

      Q5. Splitting the shape horizonatally (imagine a dotted line straight across from just above the 'h') From the left. Rectangle A: g x f so 5 x 6 = 30m sq, Rectangle B: a x (h-f) so 14x4 = 56m sq, Rectangle C: d x c = 2 x 6 = 12m sq. 30+56+12 = 98m sq.

      Q6. Splitting the shape horizontally and parallel to side j. From the left then top to bottom. Rectangle A: j x (a-c) so 15 x 2 = 30m sq, Rectangle B (top) c x b so 10 x 4 = 40m sq, Rectangle C: e x (f+h) so 4 x 8 = 32m sq, Rectangle D: g x h so 6 x 3 =18m sq. 30+40+32+18 = 120m sq.

      I hope this helps! :)

      , Jun 19th
  • Year 4 Math, area of compound shapes. Just perfect as differentiated too. Many thanks as always!

    , Jun 17th
    • Hi shaunsam,
      Thank you very much for commenting! It's great to hear from you :) We are glad you are enjoying using this resource :)

      , Jun 17th
Area of Composite Rectilinear Shapes Differentiated Activity Sheet Pack

Area of Composite Rectilinear Shapes Differentiated Activity Sheet Pack - Use these differentiated activity sheets to help your children develop their understanding of calculating compound area. With three differentiated sheets; firstly calculate area of compound shapes where the rectangles are identified, secondly children have to draw the rectangles in the compound shapes and finally shapes with rectangles cut out of the middle and shapes with given areas to calculate possible dimensions.


    This resource is available in Standard, Lower Ability, Middle Ability and Higher Ability.
  • Homepage » Wales/Cymru » English Medium Schools » Age 7 - 11 » Mathematics » Measuring skills » Length, Weight/Mass, Capacity
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  • Homepage » Canada » Grades 4 - 6 » Mathematics » Geometry and Spatial Sense » Two-dimensional Shapes
  • Homepage » Canada » Grades 4 - 6 » Mathematics » Measurement » Area
  • Homepage » 2014 National Curriculum Resources » Maths » Keystage 2 » Year 6 » Measurement » Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes
  • Homepage » 2014 National Curriculum Resources » Maths » Keystage 2 » Year 5 » Measurement » 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
  • Homepage » 2014 National Curriculum Resources » Maths » Keystage 2 » Year 5 » Geometry - Properties of Shape » Use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles
  • Homepage » Australia » Australian Curriculum Browser » Maths » Year 4 » Measurement and Geometry » Shape » Compare the areas of regular and irregular shapes by informal means (ACMMG087)
  • Homepage » Australia » Australian Curriculum Browser » Maths » Year 4 » Measurement and Geometry » Using Units of Measurement » Compare objects using familiar metric units of area and volume (ACMMG290)
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