# What is area BBC Bitesize ks2?

## What is area BBC Bitesize ks2?

Area means how much space a flat shape takes up. Area is measured in square units: Square metres (m²) are good for measuring bigger areas – like a wall or a playground.

## How do you calculate area Bitesize?

To work out the area of a square or rectangle, multiply its height by its width. If the height and width are in cm, the area is shown in cm². If the height and width are in m, the area is shown in m². A square with sides of 5 m has an area of 25 m², because 5 × 5 = 25.

## What is the area of all shapes?

Area Formula for Different Shapes

Shape Area Terms
Square a2 a = length of side
Rectangle l × w l = length w = width
Parallelogram b × h b = base h = vertical height
Trapezium ½(a + b) × h a & b are length of parallel sides h = height

## How do you find the area of a shape with 5 sides?

The area of a pentagon is the region that is covered by all the sides of the pentagon. It can be calculated by various methods according to the dimensions given. The basic formula that is used to find the area of a pentagon is, Area = 5/2 × s × a; where ‘s’ is the side length and ‘a’ is the apothem.

## How do you find the area of a shape Year 5?

What is the area of this shape?

1. area = height x width.
2. For the orange rectangle: 4cm x 3cm = 12cm²
3. For the yellow rectangle: 2cm x 3cm = 6cm²
4. For the total area of the shape: 12cm² + 6cm² = 18cm².