Area of Squares & Rectangles

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In this lesson, we will learn

  • the formulas for the area of squares and rectangles.
  • to practice using the formulas to find the area of squares and rectangles

Area of a Square


The area of a square can be obtained by multiplying the lengths of the two sides. Since the lengths of the sides are the same in a square, we just square the length of the side to get the area.

Area of a square = s2

Area of a Rectangle


The area of a rectangle can be obtained by multiplying the lengths of the two sides. If length of one side is l and the length of the other side is w then the area of the rectangle is given by the formula:

Area of a rectangle = lw

Worksheet 1, Worksheet 2, Worksheet 3 to calculate the area and perimeter of rectangles.

Worksheet to calculate rectangle & square problems involving length, width, perimeter and area.

The following video shows how to calculate the area of a square.

The following video shows an example of calculating the area of a rectangle.

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