teaching resource

# Area of a Parallelogram – War Game

• Updated:  21 Nov 2023

Practise finding and comparing the area of a parallelogram with a game of WAR!

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  7 Pages

• Year:  7

### Curriculum

• #### ACMMG159

Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms, and use these in problem-solving

teaching resource

# Area of a Parallelogram – War Game

• Updated:  21 Nov 2023

Practise finding and comparing the area of a parallelogram with a game of WAR!

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  7 Pages

• Year:  7

Practise finding and comparing the area of a parallelogram with a game of WAR!

## Looking for an Area of a Parallelogram Worksheet…Play a Maths Game Instead!

Are you looking for an engaging and fun way to help your students master the concept of finding the area of a parallelogram? Are you tired of those same old math worksheets? Look no further than our exciting new card game!

This activity is a fast-paced and competitive game that helps students practice finding the area of a parallelogram. The game is designed for two players and suits upper-level maths students. The game’s objective is to be the player with the highest number of cards at the end of the game.

## How to Play the Game of War

To play war, you must print one set of parallelogram war cards for each group of students. To set up the game, students shuffle and deal out the entire deck evenly between the two players facedown. Each player should keep their cards in a stack without looking at them.

On each turn, players turn over the top card from their stack and place it face-up in the middle of the playing area. Each player calculates the area of the parallelogram shown on the card and then compares that area with their opponent. The player with the larger area gets to keep both cards and adds them to the bottom of their stack.

This game is a fantastic way to make maths fun and engaging for your students. It challenges them to think critically and apply math skills in a competitive environment.

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a Teach Starter Collaborator.

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