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Free worksheets for calculating area of triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons

With this worksheet generator, you can make free worksheets for calculating the area of triangles, parallelograms, other quadrilaterals, and polygons (pentagons/hexagons) in the coordinate grid. The problems give the coordinates of the vertices of the shapes and ask to calculate the area. This is one of the focus areas of 6th grade geometry, according to the Common Core Standards.

One common technique to calculate the area of a polygon in a coordinate plane is to enclose the polygon in a rectangle, and then subtract rectangular and triangular areas until you only have the polygon in question left.

You can control the number of problems, workspace, border around the problems, coordinate plane (either first quadrant or all quadrants), grid image size, maximum for the coordinates, and additional instructions.

Here are some quick links for ready worksheets. Refresh the worksheet page to get another of the same kind.

Area of triangles, parallelograms, quadrilaterals,and polygons worksheet generator

Choose at least one of the shapes below.

right triangle
generic triangle
parallelogram
trapezoid
pentagon
hexagon

 Coordinate grid only first quadrant all four quadrants Grid image size on page 150 pixels 200 pixels 250 pixels (you can fit two problems in a row) 300 pixels 350 pixels 400 pixels (you can fit two problems in a row in landscape) 600 pixels (you can fit one problem on the page)

Maximum for x and y coordinate
10 (gridlines are at every 1 unit)
20 (gridlines are at every 2 units)
50 (gridlines are at every 5 units)
100 (gridlines are at every 10 units)

Columns:   Rows: (These determine the number of problems)

Number of empty lines below the problem (workspace)

Font:   Font Size:

 Your title and   instructions (HTML allowed) Find the area of the shapes when their vertices are given.