# Revisiting area: Compound shapes

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. In this lesson, we will be working out the area of compound shapes that can be deconstructed into triangles and quadrilaterals.

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## Starter quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
How do you work out the area of a triangle?
Correct answer: (b x h)/2
b + h x 2
b x h
Q2.
How do you work out the area of a rectangle?
(b x h)/2
b + h x 2
Correct answer: b x h
Q3.
What is the area of a rectangle with a base of 6cm and a height of 5cm?
11
22
Q4.
What is the area of a triangle with a height of 6cm and a base of 10cm
32cm²
60cm²
Q5.
A rectangle with a height of 3cm and a base of 4cm has the same area as a triangle with a height of 3cm and a base of _________.
10cm
4cm
6cm

## Exit quiz

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### 5 Questions

Q1.
How do you work out the area of a triangle?
Correct answer: (b x h)/2
b + h x 2
b x h
Q2.
How do you work out the area of a rectangle?
(b x h)/2
b + h x 2
Correct answer: b x h
Q3.
A rectangle with a height of 3cm and a base of 4cm has the same area as a triangle with a height of 3cm and a base of _________.
10cm
4cm
6cm
Q4.
A compound shape is _____________________.
Correct answer: a shape made from 2 or more shapes.
a shape with 5 sides
a shape with more than 6 sides
Q5.
A trapezium has _______________.
no parallel sides
Correct answer: one pair of parallel sides
two pairs of parallel sides