Study Jams! Area of a Parallelogram

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Get introduced to the idea of square units and how to calculate the area of a parallelogram. The resource provides a visual lesson to measuring different types of this shape and how it relates to square units. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations

  • Video shows how to measure the slanted parallelogram, but it would be beneficial to show the class beforehand how they are actually just a rectangle if one triangle is removed and moved to the other side
Pros

  • Provides a visual understanding of how every figure is made up of small squares to count square units
  • Lesson is student-paced
Cons

  • None
Common Core