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Area of Compound Shapes (1 of 2)

Flags of USA, UK, Canada, India, and Australia Meter or Metre?

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Cut out the compound shapes below and cut them again into rectangles. Find the areas of the rectangles and use these to write the total area of the compound shapes.


A rectangle with 2 sides of 35 and 2 unknown sides

Area: 20square centimeters

A square with sides of length 4 units

Area: 14square centimeters

A rhombus with 2 sides of 20 units and 2 sides are unknown

Area: 22square centimeters

A rectangle with 2 sides of 37 units and 2 sides are unknown

Area: 24square centimeters

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Related Resources

The various resources listed below are aligned to the same standard, (3MD07) taken from the CCSM (Common Core Standards For Mathematics) as the Measurement Worksheet shown above.

Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.




Similar to the above listing, the resources below are aligned to related standards in the Common Core For Mathematics that together support the following learning outcome:

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition


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