Area of a parallelogram and trapezium lesson

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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 one 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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CreatedApr 1, 2013
UpdatedJan 20, 2015

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    user avatarskaniaru9 months agoReport

    An excellent resource. Thank you.

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    user avatarpandell2 years agoReport

    Exactly what I needed! Thanks so much for sharing!

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    user avatarbeatrice262 years agoReport

    Perfect. This was exactly what I needed. thanks.

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    user avatarGuesty683 years agoReport

    Loved the song and examples v clear for lesson use