# Calculating area and perimeter

Can you work out the perimeters of these football pitches and then work out the area of each goal?
Keystage:  KS2, Year 4

## What is area and what is perimeter?

Area and perimeter are important parts of the national curriculum for KS2 maths.

They are two mathematical concepts related to the measurement of geometric shapes, such as rectangles, squares, and circles.

• The perimeter is the total length of the boundary or the outer edge of a two-dimensional shape.
• The area is the measure of the amount of space enclosed by a two-dimensional shape.

## How do I use this KS2 area and perimeter worksheet?

You and your child will need to know how to calculate the area and perimeter of a shape. If you're unsure, we have a glossary page dedicated to explaining area, and another one to explaining perimeter

Your child can use this worksheet to practise what they know by calculating the area and perimeter of football pitches. The answers are provided at the bottom of the worksheet.