Area of Rectangles
Notes and Guidance
Children build on previous knowledge in Year 4 by counting squares to find the area. They then move on to using a formula to find the area of rectangles.
Is a square a rectangle? This would be a good discussion point when the children are finding different rectangles with a given area. For example, a rectangle with an area of 36 cm² could have four equal sides of 6 cm.
What properties of these shapes do you need to know to help you work this out?
What can you tell me about the sides of a square/rectangle?
How does this help you work out this question?