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!

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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!

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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.

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all sorts of quilty formulae     Formula Strip Width = finished height plus ½”  Octagon     Formula Strip Width = finished height plus ½”  Parallelogram     Formula Strip Width = finished height plus ½”; Cut length = finished length plus ¾”  Trapezoid     Formula Strip Width = finished height plus ½”; Cut length = finished length (long side) plus 1 ¼”

all sorts of quilty formulae Formula Strip Width = finished height plus ½” Octagon Formula Strip Width = finished height plus ½” Parallelogram Formula Strip Width = finished height plus ½”; Cut length = finished length plus ¾” Trapezoid Formula Strip Width = finished height plus ½”; Cut length = finished length (long side) plus 1 ¼”

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Rearrange a trapezoid into a thin parallelogram to understand the trapezoid area formula.

Rearrange a trapezoid into a thin parallelogram to understand the trapezoid area formula.

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Included in this freebie is a game to help reinforce the skill of finding the area of trapezoids.  Always a hit with students!  Enjoy!

Included in this freebie is a game to help reinforce the skill of finding the area of trapezoids. Always a hit with students! Enjoy!

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