Perimeter and Area

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Perimeter and Area

Area of Composite Shapes

Students learn how to find the area of composite shapes.  Learning progresses from counting the squares inside t...

Area of Triangles and Composite Shapes

Progressing on from finding the area of a triangle students calculate the area of composite shapes made up of tr...

Composite Area of 2D Shapes

Students learn how to find the composite area of 2D shapes involving triangles, rectangles, trapezia and paralle...

Finding the Area of a Rectangle

Students learn about finding the area of a rectangle.  They progress from counting the squares inside and multip...

Finding the Area of a Triangle

Students practice finding the area of a triangle.  As the lesson progresses students learn how to use the formul...

Perimeter of Complex Shapes

Students learn how to find the perimeter of complex shapes.  Learning progresses from counting the distance arou...

Surface Area of Cubes and Cuboids

Students learn how to find the surface area of cubes and cuboids using nets and 3D drawings.  As learning progre...

Area of Parallelograms and Trapezia

Students learn how to calculate the area of parallelograms and trapeziums by considering how a parallelogram can...

Investigating Perimeters and Areas with Polyominoes

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to investigate the relationship between perimeter and area.   S...

Perimeter of Shapes

Students learn how to measure the perimeter of 2D shapes. by counting and later by creating and using a formula....

Area of Irregular Shapes

Students learn how to find the area of irregular shapes by grouping.  As learning progresses they are challenged...

Area of Compound Shapes

Students learn how to calculate the area of compound rectilinear shapes by splitting the shapes up into two or m...

Circumference of Circles Problems

This lesson consolidates calculating the circumference of a circle and the perimeter of circular shapes.  Studen...

Circumference of Circles

Students are taken through the process of discovering the relationship between the radius, diameter and circumfe...

Area of Triangles

By considering a right angled triangle as half a rectangle the students are guided through deriving the formula ...

Area of Rectangles

Students learn how to find the area of a rectangle first by counting, then repeated addition, basic multiplicati...

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Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms

To introduce teaching reciprocals of numbers and terms I begin the lesson explaining that everything has an opposite.  The opposite of shutting a door is to open it.  The opposite of saying hello is to say goodbye.  Numbers have opposites too we call them reciprocals. Teaching Reciprocals of Numbers and Terms To start the lesson […]

Surface Area of Cylinders

When I teach how to find the surface area of cylinders I like to add a constant level of challenge and enjoyment to the lesson.  Rather than repetitively calculating the surface area of a cylinder I introduce more complex cylindrical shapes. How to find the Surface Area of Cylinders To find the surface area of […]

Teaching Mathematics for a Growth Mindset

Inspiring students to enjoy maths and feel the success that comes with attempting a difficult challenge is why I teach.  The feeling of success is addictive.  The more students experience it the more they want it and the further out of their comfort zone they are willing to go to get more of it.  Teaching […]