Y6 Maths

Shapes Same Area Lesson

This Year 6 Shapes Same Area lesson covers the prior learning of counting squares, areas of rectangles, and factors, before moving onto the main skill of finding shapes with the same area.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for those steps  herehere and here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective
Mathematics Year 6: (6M7a) Recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of counting squares, areas of rectangles, and factors, before moving onto the main skill of shapes same area. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of counting squares, areas of rectangles, and factors, before moving onto the main skill of finding shapes with the same area.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Counting Squares Game includes three questions designed to check pupils' understanding of finding area by counting squares.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Area of Rectangles Game checks pupils' understanding of calculating the area of rectangles using different methods.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of shapes same area.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Same Area Game is designed to check pupils' ability to recognise that some shapes can have the same area while having a different perimeter and vice versa.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Same Area Flash Card Game checks pupils' ability to recognise that some shapes can have the same area while having a different perimeter and vice versa.

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Extension

This shapes same area extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the shapes same area lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Shapes Same Area Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils’ understanding of finding shapes with the same area within a problem solving context.