Perimeter of a Rectangle

Welcome to our Perimeter of a rectangle page.

Here you will find a range of free printable perimeter sheets and support, which will help your child to learn to work out the perimeters of a range of rectangles.

Perimeter of a Rectangle

On this webpage you will find our range of worksheets to help your child learn to work out the perimeter 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 perimeter is;
  • know how to find the perimeter of a rectangle;
  • find the perimeter of rectilinear shapes;
  • know how to work out the side length of a rectangle if we know the perimeter.

Want to test yourself to see how well you have understood this skill?.

  • Try our NEW quick quiz at the bottom of this page.

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.

perimeter image 2

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.

rectangle perimeter example 1

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

Perimeter Worksheet Area

3rd Grade Perimeter of a Rectangle Sheets

4th Grade Perimeter of a Rectangle Sheets

5th Grade Perimeter of a Rectangle Sheets

Perimeter of Rectilinear Shapes

A rectilinear shape is a shape made up of two or more rectangles.

In the following sheets, you need to find the missing side lengths, then add them up to find the perimeter of the shapes.

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

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Rectangle Area and Perimeter Calculator

Our handy area and perimeter calculator will find the area and perimeter of a range of rectangles.

The best feature is that it shows you all the working out, step-by-step.

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More Perimeter Support and Resources

We have more perimeter resources and worksheets.

Check out the pages below!

Area Worksheets

Here is our selection of free printable area worksheets for 3rd and up.

Using these sheets will help your child to:

  • work out the areas of a range of rectangles;
  • find the area of rectilinear shapes;
  • find the areas of a right triangle and different quadrilaterals.

Perimeter of a Rectangle Online Quiz

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At the end of the quiz, you will get the chance to see your results by clicking 'See Score'.

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This quick quiz tests your knowledge and skill at finding the perimeter of a rectangle here. It is aimed at 3rd and 4th graders.

 

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