# Solve problems involving area and perimeter

I can apply understanding of calculation of area and perimeter of polygons to solve problems.

# Solve problems involving area and perimeter

I can apply understanding of calculation of area and perimeter of polygons to solve problems.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Area and perimeter are calculated from the side lengths of 2D shapes.
- Perimeter is measured in units of length.
- Area is measured in squared units.

### Common misconception

Because area and perimeter are so often discussed alongside each other - as is the case with this lesson - pupils often get the two confused.

By now pupils should be very familiar with area and perimeter, so that they can apply the knowledge to problem solving. However, spend time going over the definitions at the start and ensure pupils have access to visual reminders.

### Keywords

Area - Area is a measurement of a flat surface. It measures a 2D space.

Perimeter - The distance around a 2D shape is its perimeter.

### Licence

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