Y6 Mathematics

Area and Perimeter Lesson

This Year 6 Area and Perimeter lesson covers the prior learning of calculating the perimeter of rectilinear and the area of compound shapes, and using simple formulae, before moving onto the main skill of calculating area and perimeter.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the prior learning steps here, here 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 calculating the perimeter of rectilinear and the area of compound shapes, before moving onto the main skill of area and perimeter. 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

Watch this Area and Perimeter Video Tutorial to see Ivan demonstrate how to calculate the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of calculating the perimeter of rectilinear and the area of compound shapes, and using simple formulae, before moving onto the main skill of calculating area and perimeter.

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Full Step

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 4 Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes Reasoning Practice activity check pupils' understanding of the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Area of Compound Shapes Game is designed to check pupils' understanding of calculating the area of compound shapes.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Full Step

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 Area and Perimeter Game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of identifying and calculating the area and perimeter of shapes.

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Extension

Extension

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

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Area and Perimeter Maths Challenge checks pupils' understanding of calculating area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes within a problem solving context.