# Mathematics / Year 9 / Measurement and Geometry / Using units of measurement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Calculate areas of composite shapes (ACMMG216)

Elaborations
• understanding that partitioning composite shapes into rectangles and triangles is a strategy for solving problems involving area
General capabilities
• Numeracy Numeracy
ScOT terms

Area,  Polygons

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