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!

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!

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

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) | AIMS Education Foundation.Develops understanding to go with those horrible formulas we are forced to learn.

Area Formulas for Parallelograms, Triangles, & Trapezoids (6-8) | AIMS Education Foundation.Develops understanding to go with those horrible formulas we are forced to learn.

This fun coloring activity can be used to review or practice how to calculate the area of parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids.

This fun coloring activity can be used to review or practice how to calculate the area of parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids.

Please try this FREE set as an introduction to my wide variety of printable Multi-Match game cards. With these cards, students match triangles shown on grids to the area, to calculation cards, or to another triangle with the same area (CCSS 6.G.1). This set is also available as part of a Grade 6 Games Bundle recently featured in th TpT newsletter. ~by Angie Seltzer

Please try this FREE set as an introduction to my wide variety of printable Multi-Match game cards. With these cards, students match triangles shown on grids to the area, to calculation cards, or to another triangle with the same area (CCSS 6.G.1). This set is also available as part of a Grade 6 Games Bundle recently featured in th TpT newsletter. ~by Angie Seltzer

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

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

Damn Daniel! Get the straight word on how to teach the area formulas for parallelograms, triangles and trapezoids!

Damn Daniel! Get the straight word on how to teach the area formulas for parallelograms, triangles and trapezoids!

Area Quadrilaterals -  Area of Parallelograms, Rectangles and Squares Riddle WorksheetThis is a 15 question worksheet that asks students to apply the area formulas for parallelograms, rectangles and squares.  Included are 9 problems with diagrams and 6 story problems.

Area Quadrilaterals - Area of Parallelograms, Rectangles and Squares Riddle WorksheetThis is a 15 question worksheet that asks students to apply the area formulas for parallelograms, rectangles and squares. Included are 9 problems with diagrams and 6 story problems.

Developing Area Formulas for Parallelograms

Developing Area Formulas for Parallelograms

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