Area of a Compound Shape
We're excited to introduce our latest free worksheet, Adding Up Compound Area, designed for Grade 4, Grade 5, and Grade 6 students who are diving into the concept of compound area in their math lessons. This worksheet is a valuable resource for helping students understand how to break down complex shapes into simpler parts, calculate the area of each part, and then combine them to find the total area.
What’s Inside the Worksheet?
The Adding Up Compound Area worksheet features 9 different compound shapes that are broken down into two sections labeled A and B. This methodical approach helps students focus on smaller, more manageable parts of the shape, making it easier to understand and calculate the area.

Step 1: Calculate Area A

Each shape on the worksheet is divided into two sections. Students begin by calculating the area of the A



section of the shape. The worksheet provides a dedicated box underneath this section where students can write their calculated area.


Step 2: Calculate Area B

Next, students move on to the B section of the shape. Just like in the first step, they calculate the area and write it in the designated box below this section.


Step 3: Adding the Areas

Once both sections have been calculated, students add the area of the A section and the B section together. The final step is to write the total area of the compound shape in the box provided, giving them a complete understanding of how the area of a complex shape is determined.

Why This Worksheet is Essential for Students
The Adding Up Compound Area worksheet is a powerful tool for building a solid foundation in understanding compound area. By breaking down complex shapes into smaller sections, students can learn the process stepbystep, reinforcing their understanding of how to calculate area and combine results.
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This method not only helps students grasp the concept of area in compound shapes but also teaches them the importance of a systematic approach to problemsolving. The clear, structured layout of the worksheet ensures that students can follow along easily, making it a great addition to any math curriculum.
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How to Use This Worksheet in the Classroom

Independent Practice: The worksheet is perfect for independent practice, allowing students to work through the shapes at their own pace. Teachers can provide this worksheet as homework or as part of inclass activities.

Group Work: Use the worksheet in small groups where students can collaborate, discuss their methods, and compare their results. This fosters a deeper understanding as students explain their reasoning to their peers.

Assessment: This worksheet can also be used as an assessment tool to gauge how well students have understood the concept of compound area and their ability to apply it.
Download Your Free Worksheet Today!
Help your students master the concept of compound area with our free Adding Up Compound Area worksheet. Click the button below to download the worksheet, and start supporting your students in building their confidence and competence in this essential math skill. As always, all resources are free to download and use. Happy teaching!