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Geometry: Counting Area
Geometry: Counting Area
Worksheet
Geometry: Counting Area
In this helpful worksheet, your third-grader will learn how to count square units to find the total area of a shape.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Area Strategies
Area Strategies
Lesson Plan
Area Strategies
Allow your students to explore the pros and cons of different strategies used to find the area of rectangles. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the Multiplication and Area in the Community Garden lesson.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Calculating Area in the Kitchen
Calculating Area in the Kitchen
Worksheet
Calculating Area in the Kitchen
In this 4th grade math worksheet, your child will find the area of the kitchen floor, then calculate which kind of flooring is within budget.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Area and Circumference of a Circle
Area and Circumference of a Circle
Worksheet
Area and Circumference of a Circle
Put your geometry skills to the test by figuring out the area, circumference, diameter and radii of these delicious cookies!
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Designing Situations with Area
Designing Situations with Area
Lesson Plan
Designing Situations with Area
In this lesson, your students will think about situations that require them to calculate area. Use it as a standalone lesson or as support to the What Is the Area of Your Classroom? lesson.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
An Introduction to Area
An Introduction to Area
Worksheet
An Introduction to Area
Introduce your students to the basics of area!
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Area: Counting Unit Squares
Area: Counting Unit Squares
Worksheet
Area: Counting Unit Squares
Use this exercise with your students to build a foundational understanding of geometry. They will determine the area of shapes by counting the unit squares.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Finding the Area of a Triangle
Finding the Area of a Triangle
Worksheet
Finding the Area of a Triangle
Practice calculating the area of triangles with this worksheet. Your child will use basic multiplication and division skills to find the area of each triangle.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Geometry Detective: Area of a Triangle #1
Geometry Detective: Area of a Triangle #1
Worksheet
Geometry Detective: Area of a Triangle #1
Know a good geometry detective? Challenge your child to use the formula for calculating the area of a triangle.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Everyday Area
Everyday Area
Worksheet
Everyday Area
Introduce your students to the idea of geometric area by relating it to addition and multiplication. With this worksheet, your students will find the area of rectangles in the context of real world problems.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Acute Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Acute Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Worksheet
Acute Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Help your fourth grader get acquainted with acute triangles and practice finding areas with this cheerful worksheet!
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Rectangle Algebra: Find the Missing Length
Rectangle Algebra: Find the Missing Length
Worksheet
Rectangle Algebra: Find the Missing Length
Introduce your child to algebra with this 5th grade worksheet in which your child will use algebraic equations to find the missing length of each rectangle.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Right Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Right Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Worksheet
Right Triangle: Practice Finding Area
Give your fourth grader a gentle introduction to geometry with this charming triangle area worksheet.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Find the Surface Area: Cube
Find the Surface Area: Cube
Worksheet
Find the Surface Area: Cube
Once your fifth grader has mastered the basics, it's time to start finding the surface areas of 3-D shapes--like cubes.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Shady Shapes: An Area Activity
Shady Shapes: An Area Activity
Worksheet
Shady Shapes: An Area Activity
Use this fun exercise with your students to practice finding the area of shapes by counting unit squares.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Calculating Area at the Zoo
Calculating Area at the Zoo
Worksheet
Calculating Area at the Zoo
Students will calculate the area enclosing their favorite animals, like snakes, elephants, pandas, and giraffes, at the zoo.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Calculating Area in the Living Room
Calculating Area in the Living Room
Worksheet
Calculating Area in the Living Room
In this 4th grade math worksheet, kids find the area of a wall, then calculate which kind of wallpaper is within budget.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Calculating the Area of a Hexagon
Calculating the Area of a Hexagon
Worksheet
Calculating the Area of a Hexagon
In this fourth grade geometry worksheet, your child will learn how to calculate the area of a hexagon by breaking it down into rectangles and triangles first.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Measurement & Data Check-Up
Measurement & Data Check-Up
Worksheet
Measurement & Data Check-Up
Use this resource to assess your students’ mastery of concepts surrounding measurement and data.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Rectangle Algebra: Find the Total Area I
Rectangle Algebra: Find the Total Area I
Worksheet
Rectangle Algebra: Find the Total Area I
Introduce your child to algebra with this 5th grade worksheet in which your child will use algebraic equations to find the total area of the large rectangle.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Transylvania Tour
Transylvania Tour
Worksheet
Transylvania Tour
Children practice calculating perimeter, area, length, and width in this festive geometry worksheet.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Ski Trail Tracker #1
Ski Trail Tracker #1
Worksheet
Ski Trail Tracker #1
This colorful worksheet makes your fifth grader's division and geometry practice more engaging with a winter sports theme.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
An Introduction to Surface Area
An Introduction to Surface Area
Worksheet
An Introduction to Surface Area
Introduce your students to the concept of surface area with this concrete teaching tool.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Area of a Triangle #1
Area of a Triangle #1
Worksheet
Area of a Triangle #1
Here's an explosive math worksheet to help your child practice calculating the area of a triangle! Use the formula given to find the area of each triangle.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Ski Trail Tracker #5
Ski Trail Tracker #5
Worksheet
Ski Trail Tracker #5
Challenge your fifth grader to find the total length of this long, angled ski trail by adding up the lengths of each individual segment.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet

Area Resources

Area is a geometric value that tells the size of a surface, and it is an important geometric concept that is commonly taught starting in third grade. Calculating the area of an object requires addition and multiplication skills, so after your student has mastered those concepts, you can help them move on to our worksheet resources for more practice in calculating area of different shapes.

Learn More About Area

The area of a shape is the size of the shape’s surface. An easy way to think about area is to think about how much paint you would need to cover the entire shape. There are a lot of different ways to calculate the area of a shape, so we’ve put together a guide to help you help your child get a head start on calculating area!

Area of Simple Shapes
Simple shapes, like squares, triangles, rectangles, etc. have specific formulas that you can use:
  • Square: area = length2
  • Rectangle: area = length × width
  • Triangle: area = ½base × height
  • Circle: area = π × radius2
Area by Counting Squares
Another way to calculate the area of a simple shape is to count up how many squares make up the shape if you put it on a grid. There are a couple ways to go about this way of approximating area:
  • More than half of a square counts as one full square and less than half a square counts as zero squares
  • Combine partial parts of squares to count as half a square or a full square.
Area of Difficult Shapes
Sometimes the shapes you work with aren’t simple shapes like rectangles or triangles. However, these difficult shapes will be made up of a combination of simple shapes (e.g., a triangle on top of a square). To calculate the area of these shapes, calculate the individual areas of the simple shapes and add them together to get the total area.

Now that you have an idea of different methods to calculate area, scroll up to practice with our resources, or move over to our volume resource page to see how the concept of area can be used with 3-D shapes.