Area of Parallelograms

Activity #1

Explore Area of a Parallelogram.

Tyler was trying to find the area of the parallelogram below.

  • Move the slider to see how he did it.​

Elena was also trying to find the area of a parallelogram.

  • Move the slider to see how she did it.
  • Answer the questions below.

(1.) How are the two strategies for finding the area of a parallelogram the same?

(2.) How are they different?