Lesson Plan: Area of a Parallelogram | Nagwa Lesson Plan: Area of a Parallelogram | Nagwa

# Lesson Plan: Area of a Parallelogram Mathematics • 6th Grade

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to calculate the area of a parallelogram and solve word problems requiring the areas of parallelogram-shaped figures.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to

• use models to show how the area of a parallelogram is related to the area of a rectangle,
• identify the base and height of parallelograms,
• state the formula for the area of a parallelogram as area = base height,
• use the area to find the base length or height of a parallelogram.

#### Prerequisites

Students should already be familiar with

• finding the area of rectangles,
• finding the area of triangles,
• perpendicular and parallel lines,
• finding the perimeters of shapes.

#### Exclusions

Students will not cover

• unit conversion,
• multiplying mixed numbers,
• multiplying decimals,
• area of composite shapes.