LESSON: Area of Parallelograms
Vocab/Object
Objectives
 Recognize the area of a parallelogram as the area of a related rectangle.
 Find the area of parallelograms given base and height.
 Find unknown dimensions of parallelograms given area and another dimension.
 Estimate actual areas approximated by parallelograms in scale drawings.
 Solve real world problems involving area of parallelograms.

Vocabulary
 Area
 the space within the perimeter of a figure or place. Area often refers to the surface or covering, the middle of a figure. Area is measured in square units.
 Parallelogram
 a quadrilateral with two pairs of opposite congruent sides.
 Rectangle
 a parallelogram with two pairs of opposite congruent sides and four 90 degree angles.