UK Primary (3-6) Appropriate area units
Lesson

## What is area?

When we have a 2D shape, the amount of space it takes up is the area of that shape. When we looked at choosing an appropriate unit of measurement for length, we thought about how long something was. With area, it's quite similar. Choosing the appropriate unit of measurement can mean things make more sense, so let's see how to do this in the video.

#### Worked examples

##### Question 1

It is most appropriate to use square metres (m2) to measure the area of:

A

Australia

B

A matchbox

C

An exercise book

D

A

Australia

B

A matchbox

C

An exercise book

D

##### Question 2

It is most appropriate to use square centimetres (cm2) to measure the area of:

A

A school playground

B

C

Japan

D

A

A school playground

B

C

Japan

D

##### Question 3

It is most appropriate to use square kilometres (km2) to measure the area of:

1. a matchbox.

A

a city.

B

a television.

C

D

a matchbox.

A

a city.

B

a television.

C