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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!

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area and perimeter art project. Would be good for students to then determine which letter had the greatest area/perimeter

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from rundesroom.com

Math Journal Sundays

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Here are two different versions of a game where students roll dice to create rectangles and then find the area. In one version students count square units. In the second version they apply the formula for area.

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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Area Notes and Practice Worksheet

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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from Teachers Pay Teachers

Area of a Triangle Foldable With Formula Options

This Area of a Triangle foldable uses silly - but memorable and relevant - phrasing to teaching students the relationship between triangles and rectangles -