Worksheet: Areas of Different Shapes Using Unit Squares

In this worksheet, we will practice finding the area by counting the number of square units in a shape.


Fill in the blanks in the following: The area of the given figure = .


True or false? Area is measured in square units.

  • A true
  • B false


Find the area of the shape by counting squares.


Adam made this shape with square units.

Find the area.

  • A 14 square units
  • B 9 square units
  • C 21 square units
  • D 17 square units
  • E 18 square units


Select the shape which has an area of 17 square units.

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D


Find the area of the triangle giving the answer to the nearest square unit.


To find the area of a shape, count up all the squares.

In the blue rectangle, there are 8 squares. The area of the blue rectangle is 8 square units.

Find the area of the green rectangle. Remember to count the squares!

  • A4 square units
  • B12 square units
  • C20 square units
  • D16 square units
  • E8 square units


Soheir, the gardener, charges customers by how many individual square pieces of grass she lays when she creates a new backyard design. Order these yards from least to most expensive.

  • A D, B, A, C
  • B C, B, A, D
  • C A, B, C, D
  • D D, A, B, C
  • E C, A, B, D


Find the area of the shape by counting squares.


Find the area of the shape by counting squares.

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