Area using Square Paper

We will learn how to find the area using square paper.

Let us take a squared paper and draw any shape. We can find the area covered by that shape by counting the squares.

Rules to find area are as follows:

(i) Count the number of full squares.

(ii) Count the number of half squares (2 triangles make 1 square)

(iii) If the square is more than half count it as 1.

(iv) If the square is less than half, exclude, that is , don’t count.

(v)Thus, we can get an approximate area of the figure.


Number of full squares = 3

Number of half squares = 4 i.e., 2 squares

Number of squares less than half = 2 (excluded)

Therefore, total area of the figure is 3 squares + 2 squares = 5 square units.

3rd Grade Math Worksheets

3rd Grade Math Lessons

From Area using Square Paper to HOME PAGE

Didn't find what you were looking for? Or want to know more information about Math Only Math. Use this Google Search to find what you need.

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below. Ask a Question or Answer a Question.

Share this page: What’s this?

Recent Articles

  1. 5th Grade Fractions | Definition | Examples | Word Problems |Worksheet

    Jul 16, 24 09:33 AM

    Fraction 5/8
    In 5th Grade Fractions we will discuss about definition of fraction, concept of fractions and different types of examples on fractions. A fraction is a number representing a part of a whole. The whole…

    Read More

  2. Worksheet on Word Problems on Fractions | Fraction Word Problems | Ans

    Jul 16, 24 02:20 AM

    In worksheet on word problems on fractions we will solve different types of word problems on multiplication of fractions, word problems on division of fractions etc... 1. How many one-fifths

    Read More

  3. Word Problems on Fraction | Math Fraction Word Problems |Fraction Math

    Jul 16, 24 01:36 AM

    In word problems on fraction we will solve different types of problems on multiplication of fractional numbers and division of fractional numbers.

    Read More

  4. Worksheet on Add and Subtract Fractions | Word Problems | Fractions

    Jul 16, 24 12:17 AM

    Worksheet on Add and Subtract Fractions
    Recall the topic carefully and practice the questions given in the math worksheet on add and subtract fractions. The question mainly covers addition with the help of a fraction number line, subtractio…

    Read More

  5. Comparison of Like Fractions | Comparing Fractions | Like Fractions

    Jul 15, 24 03:22 PM

    Comparison of Like Fractions
    Any two like fractions can be compared by comparing their numerators. The fraction with larger numerator is greater than the fraction with smaller numerator, for example \(\frac{7}{13}\) > \(\frac{2…

    Read More