# Explain how to compare the area of different shapes

I can compare the areas of different shapes.

# Explain how to compare the area of different shapes

I can compare the areas of different shapes.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- The units of counting area must be the same if you want to compare the areas of different shapes.
- The squares used to count the area must be the same size to compare the area of the shapes.
- The shape covering the most squares has the greatest area.

### Common misconception

If two shapes share a dimension such as length, they must automatically have the same area.

Print out and enlarge the tasks so the shapes may be cut out and one laid on top of the other so that the difference can be seen.

### Keywords

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

Ascending - Items arranged from smallest to largest.

Descending - Items arranged from largest to smallest.

### Licence

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## Video

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## Worksheet

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

less than

greater than

equal to

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

The measurement of a flat surface. It measures a 2D space.

Arranged from smallest to largest.

Arranged from largest to smallest.

A 2D shapes with straight sides and only right angles.