# Calculate the area of parallelograms

## Home learning focus

Learn how to calculate the area of a parallelogram.

This lesson includes:

- a learning summary
- two worksheets with answers

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# Learn

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

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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.

## Activity 2

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

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