Area is a twodimensional concept related to the geometric concept of an enclosed region. It is defined in the maths curriculum as the size of a surface expressed as a number of square units. Investigations of the size of an area should begin with comparisons between different surfaces and progress to the use of nonstandard, and then standard, units. The use of formulae to calculate the areas of common polygons is the final stage of the learning sequence.
Level 1 Area
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Worms and more  

Prints and Outlines  

Great cover up 
Level 2 Area
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Outlining area 
Level 3 Area
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How much room?  

Areas of Rectangles  

Fill it up  flat space 
Level 4 Area
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GM41 GM43 

What goes around... 
GM43 NA49 

You can count on squares! 

Triangles  

Areas and volumes 
Level 5 Area
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Fences and Posts  
GM53 GM55 GM510 


GM54 GM59 NA54 

Scale Factors for Areas and Volumes 