Calculate the area of parallelograms

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Learn how to calculate the area of a parallelogram.

This lesson includes:

  • a learning summary
  • two worksheets with answers

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Today, we're looking at parallelograms and how to calculate the area of them.

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In this session you will learn to calculate the area of a parallelogram.

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Practise

Activity 1

Find the area of a range of parallelograms before attempting to explain why the area of a parallelogram is the length of the base multiplied by the height.

Area of parallelograms worksheet

Activity 2

Attempt to solve problems using your knowledge of calculating the area of a parallelogram.

Calculate the area of a parallelogram worksheet

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