The square foot is a unit of area and is an imperial unit with the symbol ft².
One square foot is equal in area to a square with edges one foot in length.
It is used a lot in expressing the internal size of a house, apartment, office or other properties so is a useful unit to understand.
The square centimetre is a unit of area and is a multiple of the square metre; an SI derived unit. It has the symbol cm².
A square centimetre is equal to the area of a square with edges 1cm long. There are 10,000 square centimetres in a square metre.
It is often used to describe areas smaller than 1m² - including much work in classrooms on paper.