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Monday 22nd February 2021


Complete the quick maths starter.


  • Please work on Paper and show all your working out.
  • Time yourself to see quickly and accurately you can get an answer.
  • Mark your work by opening up the document below




WALT find the area of parallelograms.


Maths lesson part 1


What is a parallelogram?


A parallelogram is a 4-sided shape (quadrilateral ) formed by two pairs of parallel lines.

Opposite sides are equal in length and opposite angles are equal in measure.


This means that we can work out the area of a parallelogram in the same way as a rectangle:

we write the formula like this:

Area = Base x Height 

A = B x H


Make sure to use the perpendicular height (at a right-angle to the base) rather than the slant height!



Look at the parallelogram below, it looks like a wonky rectangle.



The height must be the perpendicular height( at a right angle), measured across the shape.


If we use the the formula, Area = base x height, what is the area of parallelogram?

Click the star to find out the answer.

Were you correct?

Now try finding the area of these parallelograms.


REMEMBER Area= base x height!


Check your answers as you go by clicking on the stars.

Maths lesson part 2
  • Today I would like everyone to watch the video and follow the instructions and activities. The video will take you through the activities step by step. 


  • Pause the video so you can give yourself enough time to work out each question.


  • You will need to worksheet with you when you watch the video because you will answer some of the questions as you go.


Remember perpendicular is when lines meet at a right angle. 



  • Complete all questions 

Monday Area of a parallelogram.mp4

Still image for this video

Optional Extra - for those of you who want a challenge!