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Perimeter of compound shapes worksheet

Perimeter of compound shapes worksheet

Help your students prepare for their Maths GCSE with this free perimeter of compound shapes worksheet of 30 + questions and answers

  • Section 1 of the perimeter of compound shapes worksheet contains 20+ skills-based perimeter of compound shapes questions, in 3 groups to support differentiation
  • Section 2 contains 3 applied perimeter of compound shapes questions with a mix of worded problems and deeper problem solving questions
  • Section 3 contains 3 foundation and higher level GCSE exam style perimeter of compound shapes questions 
  • Answers and a mark scheme for all perimeter of compound shapes questions are provided
  • Questions follow variation theory with plenty of opportunities for students to work independently at their own level
  • All questions created by fully qualified expert secondary maths teachers
  • Suitable for GCSE maths revision for AQA, OCR and Edexcel exam boards

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Perimeter of compound shapes at a glance


Calculating the perimeter of compound shapes is similar to working out the perimeter of simple shapes, you just need to add together the length of each side.


To find the perimeter of compound shapes you may need to work out the perimeter of different shapes such as rectangles, triangles, parallelograms and trapeziums by calculating any missing lengths by adding and subtracting the other sides. 


Side lengths and missing side lengths can be whole numbers, fractions or decimals and so the perimeter may require rounding to a given number of significant figures.


Looking forward, students can then progress to additional Geometry worksheets, for example a Arcs and sectors worksheet or a Circumference of a circle worksheet.



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