# Resources tagged with: Area - squares and rectangles

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Broad Topics > Measuring and calculating with units > Area - squares and rectangles

### Being Curious - Primary Measures

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Measure problems for inquiring primary learners.

### Being Resilient - Primary Measures

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Measure problems at primary level that may require resilience.

### Being Collaborative - Primary Measures

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Measure problems for primary learners to work on with others.

### Being Resourceful - Primary Measures

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

Measure problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### Place Your Orders

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Can you rank these sets of quantities in order, from smallest to largest? Can you provide convincing evidence for your rankings?

### Approaches to Area

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers gives some food for thought when teaching ideas about area.

### Rope Mat

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How many centimetres of rope will I need to make another mat just like the one I have here?

### Shaping It

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

These pictures were made by starting with a square, finding the half-way point on each side and joining those points up. You could investigate your own starting shape.

### Cutting it Out

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

I cut this square into two different shapes. What can you say about the relationship between them?

### Exploration Versus Calculation

##### Age 5 to 11

This article, written for teachers, discusses the merits of different kinds of resources: those which involve exploration and those which centre on calculation.

### A Day with Grandpa

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Grandpa was measuring a rug using yards, feet and inches. Can you help William to work out its area?

### Great Squares

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Investigate how this pattern of squares continues. You could measure lengths, areas and angles.

### Paper Halving

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

In how many ways can you halve a piece of A4 paper? How do you know they are halves?

### Triangle Relations

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What do these two triangles have in common? How are they related?

### Fence It

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

If you have only 40 metres of fencing available, what is the maximum area of land you can fence off?

### More Transformations on a Pegboard

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Use the interactivity to find all the different right-angled triangles you can make by just moving one corner of the starting triangle.

### Different Sizes

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

A simple visual exploration into halving and doubling.

### Transformations on a Pegboard

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How would you move the bands on the pegboard to alter these shapes?

### Through the Window

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

My local DIY shop calculates the price of its windows according to the area of glass and the length of frame used. Can you work out how they arrived at these prices?

### Geoboards

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

This practical challenge invites you to investigate the different squares you can make on a square geoboard or pegboard.

### Framed

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

Seven small rectangular pictures have one inch wide frames. The frames are removed and the pictures are fitted together like a jigsaw to make a rectangle of length 12 inches. Find the dimensions of. . . .

### Lawn Border

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

If I use 12 green tiles to represent my lawn, how many different ways could I arrange them? How many border tiles would I need each time?

### Extending Great Squares

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Explore one of these five pictures.

### Fit These Shapes

##### Age 5 to 11Challenge Level

What is the largest number of circles we can fit into the frame without them overlapping? How do you know? What will happen if you try the other shapes?

### Area and Perimeter

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What can you say about these shapes? This problem challenges you to create shapes with different areas and perimeters.

### Changing Areas, Changing Perimeters

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

How can you change the area of a shape but keep its perimeter the same? How can you change the perimeter but keep the area the same?

### My New Patio

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What is the smallest number of tiles needed to tile this patio? Can you investigate patios of different sizes?

### Making Boxes

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Cut differently-sized square corners from a square piece of paper to make boxes without lids. Do they all have the same volume?

### Always, Sometimes or Never? Shape

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Are these statements always true, sometimes true or never true?

### Poly Plug Rectangles

##### Age 5 to 14Challenge Level

The computer has made a rectangle and will tell you the number of spots it uses in total. Can you find out where the rectangle is?

### Tiles in the Garden

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How many tiles do we need to tile these patios?

### Tiling Into Slanted Rectangles

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A follow-up activity to Tiles in the Garden.

### Perimeter Possibilities

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

I'm thinking of a rectangle with an area of 24. What could its perimeter be?

### Fencing Lambs

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

A thoughtful shepherd used bales of straw to protect the area around his lambs. Explore how you can arrange the bales.

### Shape Draw

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Use the information on these cards to draw the shape that is being described.

### Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

In this game for two players, you throw two dice and find the product. How many shapes can you draw on the grid which have that area or perimeter?

### Ribbon Squares

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What is the largest 'ribbon square' you can make? And the smallest? How many different squares can you make altogether?

### Tiling

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

An investigation that gives you the opportunity to make and justify predictions.

### Wrapping Presents

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Choose a box and work out the smallest rectangle of paper needed to wrap it so that it is completely covered.

### Cover the Tray

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

These practical challenges are all about making a 'tray' and covering it with paper.

### Inside Seven Squares

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What is the total area of the four outside triangles which are outlined in red in this arrangement of squares inside each other?

### Two Squared

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What happens to the area of a square if you double the length of the sides? Try the same thing with rectangles, diamonds and other shapes. How do the four smaller ones fit into the larger one?

### Fitted

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Nine squares with side lengths 1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, and 18 cm can be fitted together to form a rectangle. What are the dimensions of the rectangle?

### A Square in a Circle

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

What shape has Harry drawn on this clock face? Can you find its area? What is the largest number of square tiles that could cover this area?

### Fencing

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Arrange your fences to make the largest rectangular space you can. Try with four fences, then five, then six etc.

### Overlapping Squares

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Have a good look at these images. Can you describe what is happening? There are plenty more images like this on NRICH's Exploring Squares CD.

### Tilted Squares

##### Age 11 to 14Challenge Level

It's easy to work out the areas of most squares that we meet, but what if they were tilted?

### Numerically Equal

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

Can you draw a square in which the perimeter is numerically equal to the area?

### Tiles on a Patio

##### Age 7 to 11Challenge Level

How many ways can you find of tiling the square patio, using square tiles of different sizes?

### Making Squares

##### Age 7 to 11

Investigate all the different squares you can make on this 5 by 5 grid by making your starting side go from the bottom left hand point. Can you find out the areas of all these squares?