Derive the formula for a parallelogram using only the formula for the area of a rectangle. It should make more sense for the student!

Area Formulas for Parallelograms, Triangles, & Trapezoids (6-8)

### Common Core Math 6th Grade Geometry 6.G.1 Area Parallelogram Triangle Activities

Students use hands on activities to discover the formulas for area of a parallelogram and area of a triangle!

Finding the Area of Parallelograms: Students will use their knowledge of rectangles to discover the area formula for parallelograms.

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Developing Area Formulas for Parallelograms

### Area Notes and Practice Worksheet

This 4 page lesson includes a page that details the formulas for finding the area of a square, rectangle, triangle, parallelogram and trapezoid. The second and third pages are practice problems. Answer Keys included!

### Area & Perimeter Task Cards

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