Area of Compound Shapes – Scootle

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Find the area of Compound Shapes

Find the area of compound shapes based on rectangles on a grid.

Explore how the formula works for finding a rectangle’s area.


  • Estimate the total area.
  • Fill the rectangles with unit blocks
  • Calculate the area of each rectangle
  • Sum the rectangle areas to find the total area.


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