These resources challenge children to find the area of some unusual shapes. They could be used in a number of ways in the classroom:
- Ask pupils to find the total area of each animal by counting the squares.
- Challenge children to find the area of each shape that is covered by each colour and then calculate the total area.
- Find out the perimeter of each shape.
- Ask the children to use the blank grid to make their own animal pictures… they could then ask a friend to work out the area / perimeter of their animal. Pupils could also use half-squares (with diagonal lines) in their animal pictures.
Do you have any other ideas for using these resources in the classroom? Leave a comment below…