# Area Worksheet – Irregular Shapes

### How to teach Finding Area

Using this Area Worksheet - Irregular Shapes, students find the area of rectangles on a grid by counting squares or using a formula.

This worksheet will help your students find the area of irregular shapes by counting squares or breaking the shape into rectangles. It is also the introduction to composite shapes.

Your students can use this worksheet to build their area finding skills. This worksheet has many uses. You can teach students to count squares when they are introduced to area or struggling. Students could also break the shape into rectangles and then use area formula and then check work by counting squares.

### Other resources to use with this Area Worksheet - Irregular Shapes

If you are using this worksheet, your students are probably learning about the finding area of many different shapes.

Use these Area Worksheets as a an additional resource to support your students.

Introduce this worksheet by reviewing area.  Show students how they can break these shapes into rectangles. Once they have rectangles, they can use the area formula to solve. Then, students find the surface area of irregular shapes by counting the grid squares or a formula.  Once students have found the area of these shapes, have students look for irregular shapes in the classroom. They could use cubes to measure and find the area!

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