# Measure the area of flat shapes using square centimetres

I can measure the area of shapes using square centimetres.

# Measure the area of flat shapes using square centimetres

I can measure the area of shapes using square centimetres.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Area can be measured in square centimetres.
- You write square centimetres as cm²
- Fractions of square centimetres can be added to make whole square centimetres.

### Common misconception

Some pupils count fractions of a square, such as a right-angles triangle, as a whole square unit.

Cut out the shape to show that two ‘parts’ of a square sometimes go together to make a complete square unit.

### Keywords

Square centimetres - Square centimetres are the area equal to a square that is one centimetre on each side.

Rectilinear - A rectilinear shape is a 2D shape with straight sides and right angles.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

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## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

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the surface of a daisy petal

the floor in a bathroom

a phone screen