Shapes in Maths

Maths resources, including worksheets, full lessons, revision and games, for 11 - 16 year students studying shape and working out area of shapes in Maths.

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Engage learners studying shape and area with these super resources

Having an understanding of shape properties is key to a student’s success in maths yet, it's a topic that many pupils may not have encountered since primary school. To save valuable planning and preparation time, we have put together a collection of top resources inclusive of games, worksheets, revision and full lessons aimed at secondary learners.

Lower secondary and KS3 resources

Cost of Jewellery: Area of 2D Shapes, Circles & Sectors
JellyMaths

Cost of Jewellery: Area of 2D Shapes, Circles & Sectors

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A full lesson revising areas of 2D shapes, including circles and sectors, along with a little percentages too. Suitable for use with KS4 or KS3. Three different levels of lesson to cover all sets - 'red' is the easiest, then 'orange' with the 'green' lesson being the hardest. A good resource for gen...
Translations of shape
tomflowers30

Translations of shape

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This full lesson was delivered to higher ability students in year 7, would be appropriate for mid to lower ability year 8. The lesson allows progression and student interaction, with students being active during the true false slides! 13 page powerpoint presentation including starter and differenti...
Properties of Shapes Matching
alutwyche

Properties of Shapes Matching

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All triangles and quarilaterals plus a regular polygon slide with 8 statements that students must decide whether they are always, sometimes or never true. This should create discussion. I have said that squares are a type of rectangle, and a rhombus is a type of parallelogram.
Finding Areas of Compound Shapes
DSilkstone

Finding Areas of Compound Shapes

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This is a complete lesson on calculating the area of compound shapes. It is a great introduction to compound area starting by looking at counting squares before moving onto rectangles and triangles before then compound areas. It also contains a nice thoughts and crosses activit...
Areas of Triangles and Compound Shapes
Andy Empson

Areas of Triangles and Compound Shapes

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KS3, Levels 5b to 6b. Recapping areas of different polygons then focusing on areas of triangles. Applying areas of rectangles and triangles to compound shapes. PowerPoint and worksheets included.

Upper secondary and KS4 resources

Area of shapes involving circles
mark2376

Area of shapes involving circles

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Differentiated worksheet for area of shapes involving circles, semi and quarter circles, including some worded money problem area questions at the end.
Areas of Compound Shapes Made From Rectangles
DSilkstone

Areas of Compound Shapes Made From Rectangles

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Here is a full lesson on calculating the areas of compound shapes made from rectangles. The lesson contains examples, spot the error task, a differentiated worksheet. All answers included on the slides. Hope it helps and have fun teaching!
Algebra and Shapes. Perimeter and Area Formulas
Skillsheets

Algebra and Shapes. Perimeter and Area Formulas

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This power point can be used very flexibly to teach, practise or revise various algebraic processes whilst also reminding students about the basic properties of shapes. The slides show a wide variety of shapes. For each shape students can create an expression or formula for its perimeter ( and ...
GCSE Revision (Similar Shapes)
Maths4Everyone

GCSE Revision (Similar Shapes)

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Ideal for GCSE revision, this is one of a collection of worksheets which contain exam-type questions that gradually increase in difficulty. These review sheets are great to use in class or as a homework. They are also excellent for one-to-one tuition and for interventions. For similar-style re...
GCSE Area,Perimeter, Surface Area, Compound Shape and Volume Workbook
jonesk5

GCSE Area,Perimeter, Surface Area, Compound Shape and Volume Workbook

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This is a work book to cover the following learning objectives: Calculate the perimeter and area and volume of regular and composite polygons including triangles. Work out an unlabeled side in a composite shape. Know how to make substitutions in a formula and work out the result Calculate...