# Area, perimeter and volume: rectilinear shapes, triangles, parallelograms and cuboids

This guide provides a sequence of small steps for exploring and connecting perimeter, area and volume from using squared paper to explore the area of rectilinear shapes, triangles and parallelograms to revisiting volume and working with cubic units.

Year level(s) Year 6
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Teaching strategies
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Questioning, Explicit teaching
Keywords area, perimeter, explicit teaching

## Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Measurement, Number, Build understanding
Topics Using units of measurement, Area, volume and surface area, Multiplication and division, Length, Multiples, factors and powers, Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics (V9.0) content descriptions
AC9M6M02
Establish the formula for the area of a rectangle and use it to solve practical problems

Numeracy progression Understanding units of measurement (P8)