Areas of Shapes – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on areas of shapes that looks at how to find areas of triangles, rectangles, trapezia and parallelograms. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objectives

  • To recall and use the formulae for the area of a triangle, rectangle, trapezium and parallelogram.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher tier students. It could also be used with high ability Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Areas of Shapes’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Blank Mind Map
  • Area of Right Angled Triangle Slide
  • Area of Non Right Angled Triangle Slide
  • Area of Parallelogram Slide
  • Area of Trapezium Slide
  • Mini-Plenary Slide
  • Student Worksheet on Areas of Shapes
  • Match Cards
  • Area, Perimeter & Circles Fact Sheet
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the first lesson in the ‘Perimeter, Area & Circles’ unit of work (the unit is also available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment).

The other lessons in the unit are: