Y5 Maths

Area of Rectangles Lesson

This Year 5 Area of Rectangles lesson covers the prior learning of counting squares, before moving onto the main skill of finding the area of rectangles.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. 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 5: (5M7b) Calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm2) and square metres (m2) and estimate the area of irregular shapes

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This worksheet recaps prior learning of counting squares, before moving onto the main skill of finding the area of rectangles.

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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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Flash Cards Activity

These Year 4 Find the Area Flashcards are designed to check pupils’ understanding of finding area by counting squares.

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Interactive Animation

This Counting Squares Interactive Animation supports pupils’ understanding of area by counting squares.

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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.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of counting squares, before moving onto the main skill of area of rectangles. 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.

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Video Tutorial

Jade introduces a simple formula for calculating area in this Area of Rectangles Video Tutorial.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

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

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

4 Extension

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Extension

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

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Area of Rectangles Maths Challenge will help your pupils develop their problem-solving skills using their knowledge of calculating the area of rectangles.