Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0 - 29 mins
  • Maths

Areas of overlapping parts

Estimate the size of overlap when various shapes are laid on top of each other

Growing shapes and number patterns are explored in this starter activity.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging activity in which students will estimate the size of the overlap when various shapes are lain over the top of each other.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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Activity overview

Areas of overlapping parts activity description, teachers' notes and curriculum links.



Determine the area within various overlapping shapes.

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