In KS2 Maths, children learn about perimeter and area. In Year Five, they figure out how to find the perimeter of squares and rectangles. Now, they also explore other shapes like pentagons or hexagons and learn to calculate their area. Kids become confident with areas of squares and rectangles, understanding that square metres have 10,000 square cm, and square cm have 100 square mm.
The perimeter is the distance around a shape. To find a hexagon's perimeter, multiply one side's length by 6. For example, if the sides are 2 metres long, the perimeter is 12 metres. Area is like the size of a surface, important for planning how much paint a wall needs. Can you figure out the perimeter of a hexagon?
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