Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples


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How many measurements are needed to find the area of a parallelogram?

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1. A parallelogram has one pair of opposite sides that measure 4 inches and another pair that measures 3 inches. Find the area of the parallelogram.

2. A parallelogram has a base of 7 inches and a height of 2 inches. What is the area of this parallelogram?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Shapes come with their own unique ways to calculate the area, and parallelograms are no exception. In this quiz you'll remember what goes into finding the area, and then you'll be given a series of parallelograms and asked to find the area for each of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This parallelogram quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall how many measurements are needed to find the area of a parallelogram
  • Find the area of a given parallelogram

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw from the most relevant information from the lesson on finding a parallelogram's area
  • Problem solving - use this information to find the area of a series of parallelograms
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've gained regarding how to find the area of a parallelogram

Additional Learning

The lesson called Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Define parallelogram
  • Explain the measurements
  • Provide the formula for the area
  • Walk through several examples using the formula for the area