**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

__DO NOT SPEND MORE THAN 10 MINUTES ON THIS ACTIVITY__

__22.02.21 __

__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.

- 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

__Optional Extra - for those of you who want a challenge! __

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