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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Pupils should be taught to calculate and compare the area of rectangles (including squares), and including using standard units, square centimetres (cm^{2}) and square metres (m^{2}) and estimate the area of irregular shapes".

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Area Two How many different shapes with an area of 2 square units can you make by joining dots on this grid with straight lines?
- Quad Areas Calculate the areas of all the possible quadrilaterals that can be constructed by joining together dots on this grid.
- Area Wall Puzzles Divide the grid into rectangular pieces so that the area of each piece is the same as the number it contains.
- Area shapes Investigate polygons with an area of 4 square units. This is your starting point, you can decide how to proceed.
- Area Builder An interactive workspace in which to make shapes using square tiles with given areas and perimeters.

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