Find the Area of a Parallelogram by Decomposing

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Using the area formula makes sense, but what about when finding the area of a parallelogram? The slanted figure is decomposed in the video to show how it still applies the area formula of base times height. The video addresses common mistakes and reviews the area formula before the core lesson.

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  • Use in conjunction with the other videos in this series for further practice on this standard
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Pros
  • Shows why the area formula works visually
  • Comes with a Spanish version of the video
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