The Area and Perimeter Pack

Help your children to learn about the area and perimeter of shapes with our bumper resource pack. Includes a variety of classroom teaching, display and activity resources to introduce the topic to your children and then extend their knowledge and skills!

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In this Teaching Pack…

  • One Fifteen Page Guide to Area and Perimeter – A comprehensive guide to the topic that you can use for whole class teaching purposes. This document could also be printed for independent research / reference or for use on your classroom displays.
  • Eighty Area and Perimeter Challenges – A huge collection of challenge cards to help your children review their area and perimeter skills!
  • Ten ‘Calculate the Area’ Challenges – Can your children work out the area of these shapes. Includes a variety of shapes (at different levels of difficulty) including rectangles, triangles, compound shapes, parallelograms and more. Answers are also included.
  • Twelve ‘Calculate the Perimeter’ Challenges – Give your children a chance to work out the perimeters of these shapes (including rectangles, triangles and more). Also includes answers for teachers and self-checking.
  • Ten ‘Calculate the Area and Perimeter’ Challenges – Ask your students to work out the area and perimeter of these shapes. Available with different shapes and a variety of difficulty levels, with answers for teachers and self-checking.
  • Ten ‘Farmer’s Field’ Investigations – Challenge your children to design new fields for the farmer that have a specific area or perimeter. Ten variations are available (at different levels of difficulty) with squared paper templates to use for working out the solutions.
  • Two Playground Plans – Can your children calculate the area and perimeter of each piece of playground equipment? Two different playground plans are included (with squares / rectangles or compound shapes) and a blank version is also available so your children can design their own!
  • Five Mechanical Maths Challenges – Ask your pupils to calculate the area and perimeter of each body part on these robots! A blank version is also included so that they can design their own.
  • Fifteen ‘When do we use Area and Perimeter?’ Posters – A set of fifteen posters that give examples of people using area and perimeter outside of the classroom. Can your children think of any more?
  • Two Area and Perimeter Posters – Two handy posters to help your children remember the difference between the area and the perimeter of a shape.
  • Five Area and Perimeter Display Banners – A set of eye-catching banners to add to the Maths display boards in your classroom.

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 19 reviews
 by L Baxter

While some good resources no details of age group or stages and the search tool does not help either for this or any other products.

Thanks for your review 'L'. We try to include a range of resources in each pack so that there is something for a wide range of age groups and ability levels. You can then choose the resources that are most appropriate for your children. We can certainly think of ways of highlighting age levels more clearly within the packs though.

 by Dusty
Great for Sped Courses

I used this pack last year with my class of mostly inter-related students. It was fabulous for the visual learners and for having options to meet various need levels within the class. I was so glad to find teaching packs as a resource since my other resources are at the high school level and not useful for students with special needs. Thank you so much for your work to make math educational and fun at the same time!

 by pam owens
area and perimeter aln/sen learners

I have used this pack for 2 years now and the pupils love the fact that I can enlarge the sheets and they can put all the information and answers on each shape.
All the resources are easy to use, the designs are perfectly pitched at the learners' ability with plenty of space to add other information and the teaching methods.
Fantastic resources.

 by Tricia
Great EAL resources

I teach children at a bilingual school and am always looking for pictorial ways to show them why learning about maths is relevant to their real lives. The photographs of the ways in which people with real jobs use area and perimeter, along with simple, short explanatory sentences, really helps them to engage without overwhelming them with information. Very hard to find this kind of resource elsewhere!

 by Mairéad
Area and perimeter review

I really found this pack useful. I was having difficulty explaining real life applications for use of area and perimeter but the set of photographs clarified it so much. The activity to estimate and measure the robot body parts was just the right level for my class, and I'm planning the zoo activity for after Easter holidays. Delighted I signed up to Teaching Packs.

 by Heidi

My year 3s loved using the challenges in this pack. Worked well across all abilities.

 by Marg Sangster
wonderful resource!

Fantastic resource to use with year 4, 5, 6 students when covering this maths topic. Great to use for displays and also to initiate discussions and encourage kids to verbalise their understanding of concepts.

 by Dimi
Working out required

As always the presentation of this is outstanding.

What is disappointing is the lack of either scaffolding or space for students to show their working out- especially when it comes to calculating Area of shapes/compound shapes.
It is important we demonstrate how kids should set out their work
If a child is asked to calculate the area of a triangle, there should be 3 lines of working out
1. A line for the formula (this helps reinforce this knowledge into long term for the individual through repetition)
2.A line for students to substitute the numbers
3. The answer with correct units
Just my thoughts - I appreciate others may not mind if things are not so structured
Allow us the ability to edit the work sheets once they have been downloaded.
That way we can set play with the structure and formulae ourselves.
I prefer to teach area of squares/rectangles as
base times height
this then assists with leading into
area of a triangle is a half times base times height
This can also be demonstrated for the students visually through drawing a square/rectangle drawing a diagonal and cutting creating triangles-allowing the students to realise you are only using half a square/rectangle.

Thanks for this feedback Dimi. We will definitely take this into account as we make future packs and update existing ones.

 by Liz Joy
Area and Perimeter pack

Absolutely love all of your packs, but especially the booklets that accompany the maths packs. They are clear and concise and contain all of the information you need in a progressive manner. The display posters are clear and eye catching. Wouldn't be without my teaching packs. Thank you.

 by Juliet
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I can't remember how I stumbled across your website, but I found it in my first month as an NQT. In a single entry school, with no planning in place, and four children of my own at home I was finding things tough! I have now used many of your packs - Area and perimeter, Fractions, Time, Instructional texts and the Egyptians - and have recommended you to my Year 5 and 6 colleagues who are studying the Victorians. They, like me, have been delighted with the quality of your resources, the lovely photographs and story starters, and clear explanations. I now always go to your site first in the hope that you will have a pack waiting for me for my next topic! (Volcanoes and Tudors next!!). I am recommending you to all my fellow ex-students and the lecturers at St Mary's University, and would like to thank you very much for your fantastic products.

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