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Area of a parallelogram and trapezium lesson

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Last updated 25 September 2014, created 01 April 2013, viewed 12,768

This works through area of a parallelogram and then uses this to find the area of a trapezium. I normally use the parallelogram animation a few times as it always seems to get a cheer. For the trapezium, students cut out their own trapezium from one piece of paper and then make an identical on More…e from the other piece they have. By rotating this second and putting it next to the first they should have a parallelogram. You can run through this on the board using your own trapezia and then summarise the formula with the class.

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  • pdf documentWorksheet
    parallelograms handout neat.pdf (17kb, pdf document)
  • Powerpoint documentActivity
    powerpoint.ppt (279kb, Powerpoint document)
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Perfect. This was exactly what I needed. thanks.

from beatrice26, 25 September 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Loved the song and examples v clear for lesson use

from Guesty68, 07 April 2014
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Clear with good activity, thanks.

from Miss J, 16 November 2013
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Lovely lesson

from William Emeny, 03 October 2013
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