Area Worksheets and Answers
Area Practice Worksheets
Area worksheets for gcse maths foundation and gcse higher. Area worksheet 1, 2 and 3 find the area of quadrilaterals. Area worksheet 1 targets grade 3 for year 7. Area worksheet 4 and 5 finds the area of triangles. Area worksheet 6 and 7 finds the area of compound shapes working at grade 4. Area worksheet 9 contain circle problems. Area worksheet 10 contains questions on finding surface area. Area worksheet 11 finds the surface area of cones and spheres. Area worksheet 11 contains questions at grade 6 and targets year 9.
What is Area?
Area is space inside a space. The perimeter is the distance around the shape. The yellow shaded area represents the space inside.
Students will need to know the correct units for area. When we measure area we include a "squared" after the unit. For example cm², m², km², or centimeter squared, meter squared and kilometer squared.
Below shows an example of area using a 1cm by 1 cm grid.
On 1 cm square paper a 5 cm by 5 cm square has an area of 25 cm². A 6 cm by 6 cm square is 36 cm² or 36 boxes.
Blank Grids 8 x 8
Twelve 8 x 8 grids for solving area problems.
Area Problem 1
Area question and answer 1 involves working out the area of a 14 cm square. The answer is 196 cm².
Area Problem 2
Area question and answer 2 involves working out the area of a triangle with length 6 mm and height 4 mm. The answer is 12 mm².
Formula for Area of Shapes
Below shows a formula sheet for the area of 2D shapes including: Square, Rectangle, Triangle, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Rhombus and Kite. The formula for the area of a square is base x height, or length squared. Many quadrilaterals derive their formulas from the basic formula for a square.
Blank Grids 8 x 8
Six 8 x 8 grids for solving area problems.
Area Problem 3
Area question and answer 3 works out the area of a parallelogram. The perpendicular height is 10 km and the length is 52 km. The answer is 520 km².
Area Problem 4
Area question and answer 4 finds the area of a compound shape. A compound shape is a shape made up with two or more common 2D shapes, such as rectangles, squares and triangles. The compound shape below is constructed with two rectangles. The first rectangle measures 5 cm by 6 cm. The second rectangle measures 3 cm by 15 cm. The total area is 75 cm².