Area and Perimeter of Rectangle

Welcome to our Area and Perimeter of Rectangle worksheets and support page.

Here you will find a range of free printable worksheets which will help your child to learn to work out the areas and perimeters of a range of rectangles and rectilinear shapes.

These sheets are aimed at children from 3rd to 5th grade.

Area and Perimeter of Rectangle Support

On this webpage you will find our range of worksheets to help your child learn to work out the area of a range of rectangles.

These sheets are graded from easiest to hardest, and each sheet comes complete with answers.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • understand what area and perimeter are;
  • know how to find the area and perimeter of a rectangle;
  • find areas and perimeters involving fractions;
  • solve word problems and challenges involving areas and perimeters of rectangles.

What is Area?

  • Area is the amount of space that is inside a shape.
  • Because it is an amount of space, it has to be measured in squares.
  • If the shape is measured in cm, then the area would be measured in square cm or cm2

Area of a Rectangle

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  • If you are measuring the area of a rectangle, then the area will equal the length multiplied by the width.
  • Or Area of a rectangle = length x width.
  • The area of the rectangle below is 5 x 3 = 15 squares.

rectangle example

What is Perimeter?

  • Perimeter is the distance around the outside of a shape.
  • It can be measured in cm, inches, feet, yards, km, miles, etc.

A good way of thinking about the perimeter of a shape in front of you is to imagine that you are very small and standing on one of the corners of the shape. Imagine walking along the sides of the shape until you get back to where you started. The distance you have walked will be the perimeter.

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For more help with perimeter please use: this link.

How to find the perimeter of a rectangle

To find the perimeter of a rectangle, there are several different ways, you can use the one you prefer:

  1. Add up the lengths of each side seperately
  2. Double the lengths of the adjacent sides and add them together.
  3. Add the adjacent sides and double the answer.

Perimeter Example

Find the perimeter of the rectangle below.

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We will work the perimeter out using the 3 different ways above:

  1. Add up the lengths of each side separately: 7 + 2 + 7 + 2 = 18
  2. Double the lengths of the adjacent sides and add them: double 7 + double 2 = 14 + 4 = 18
  3. Add the adjacent sides and double the answer: double (7 + 2) = double 9 = 18

Area and Perimeter Worksheets

Area and Perimeter Sheets 3rd Grade

Area and Perimeter Sheets 4th Grade

Area and Perimeter Challenges

The aim of these challenges is to get children to apply their knowledge of area and perimeter to solve problems and look for patterns in their results.

Area and Perimeter Problem Solving

Each problem needs to be identified as either an area problem or a perimeter problem and then solved..

The problems on the sheet are identical, but the measurements get progressively harder to do!

These sheets are designed for kids from 3rd to 5th grade.

Area and Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

These sheets involve working out the area of rectilinear shapes.

A rectilinear shape is a shape made out of rectangles.

Find the perimeter by adding up the side lengths (you many need to work some of them out first!)

Find the area by working out the areas of the rectangles and adding them up!

These sheets are suitable for 4th and 5th graders.

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More Area Worksheets

This section contains worksheets on area at a 5th and 6th grade level.

The focus is on calculating the area of triangles and different quadrilaterals.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • know how to calculate the area of a triangle;
  • know how to calculate the area of a range of quadrilaterals.
  • learn the formulas to calculate the area of triangles and some quadrilaterals.

Perimeter Worksheets

Here is our selection of free printable perimeter worksheets for 3rd and 4th grade.

The sheets are all graded in order from easiest to hardest.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • work out the perimeter of a range of rectangles;
  • find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

All the sheets in this section support Elementary Math Benchmarks.

 

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