How to Solve Problems with Measurement


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What is the area of a triangular shaped tortilla chip that has a base of 5 cm and a height of 4.5 cm?

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1. Johnny wants to plant grass on the football field. How should he find the area of the field to know how much seed to buy?

2. Joe is trying to figure out how many feet he walks when he goes around the outside of the football field. The field is rectangular and it is 80 feet long by 60 feet wide. What is the perimeter?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo allows you to quickly find out how much you understand about using measurement in math. Answer questions about area, perimeter and volume.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet set you'll see what you know about:

  • The area of a triangle
  • Finding the area of a parallelogram
  • The perimeter of a rectangular object

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve measurement practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the perimeter of a rectangle
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using measurements to find the area and perimeter of different shapes

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this type of mathematics by reviewing the lesson titled How to Solve Problems with Measurements. It will help explain:

  • The formula of perimeter for different shapes
  • Practical uses for these skills
  • Scaling