teaching resource

Area of a Parallelogram Worksheet

• Updated:  21 Nov 2023

Practise finding the area of a parallelogram with this maths worksheet designed for year 7 students.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  4 Pages

• Year:  7

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teaching resource

Area of a Parallelogram Worksheet

• Updated:  21 Nov 2023

Practise finding the area of a parallelogram with this maths worksheet designed for year 7 students.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  4 Pages

• Year:  7

Practise finding the area of a parallelogram with this maths worksheet designed for year 7 students.

How to Find the Area of a Parallellogram

Do your students have experience finding the area of squares, rectangles and triangles? Another 2D shape they learn to work with is finding the area of a parallelogram. The formula for this calculation is pretty simple! To find the area of a parallelogram, simply multiply the base and height measurements together.

Teach Starter has created a printable maths worksheet for your year 7 students to complete during their area unit. This worksheet includes the following:

• standard practise problems
• find the missing height or base
• word problems.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding

In addition to independent student work time, use this worksheet as an activity for:

• lesson warm-up
• lesson wrap-up
• fast finishers
• homework assignment
• whole-class review (via smartboard).

If there are students looking for an additional challenge, challenge them to create and label a square, triangle and parallelogram that have the same area.

For students that need additional support, consider providing them with a multiplication chart to help with basic facts. Additionally, this worksheet can be done with the help of a peer or a teacher.

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource.

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided.

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on thick card and slipping it into a dry-erase sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.

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