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# Area of a Parallelogram Lesson

This Year 6 Area of a Parallelogram lesson covers the prior learning of finding the area of a rectangle and finding the area of a triangle 2 and 3, before moving onto the main skill of finding the area of a parallelogram.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for those steps here, here and here. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objective

Mathematics Year 6: (6M7b) Calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles

Mathematics Year 6: (6M7c) Recognise when it is possible to use formulae for the area of shapes

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### 1 Prior Learning Subscription #### Worksheet

This worksheet recaps prior learning of finding the area of a rectangle and finding the area of a triangle 2 and 3, before moving onto the main skill of finding the area of a parallelogram. Subscription #### Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem. Free #### Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Area of Rectangles Game checks pupils' understanding of calculating the area of rectangles using different methods.

### 2 Teaching Subscription #### Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of finding the area of a rectangle and finding the area of a triangle 2 and 3, before moving onto the main skill of area of a parallelogram. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout. Subscription #### Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home. Subscription #### Video Tutorial

In this Area of a Parallelogram Video Tutorial, Ivan demonstrates how to calculate the area of a parallelogram using the formula a = b x h. He gives different examples and orientations of parallelogram, and discusses how to calculate missing lengths.

### 3 Activities Subscription #### Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of area of a parallelogram. Subscription #### Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem. Subscription #### Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Area of a Parallelogram Game is designed to check pupils' ability to calculate the area of a parallelogram. Subscription #### Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Area of a Parallelogram Game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of calculating the area of parallelograms.

### 4 Extension Subscription #### Extension

This area of a parallelogram extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the area of a parallelogram lesson. Subscription #### Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Area of a Parallelogram Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of finding the area of a parallelogram by working out missing lengths within a problem solving context.