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Area of a Parallelogram – Match-Up Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 6

Calculate the area of parallelograms and match them with their corresponding areas with this match-up activity.

Find The Area of a Parallelogram

Are you in need of an activity that your students can use to sharpen their area skills? This downloadable match-up activity will give your students plenty of practice with using the area of a parallelogram formula as well as calculating the space inside each parallelogram. Students will determine the area of different figures and match them with their corresponding areas. The included cards use whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.

This resource comes with:

  • A directions page
  • 36 cards (18 parallelogram figures and 18 cards with the area)
  • Recording sheet
  • Answer key

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this match-up activity to enhance learning through guided math groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

For students who need additional support, provide them with a multiplication chart to help with basic facts. Additionally, you could limit the number of cards they are required to match or only use the whole number cards.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

If students are looking for a challenge, encourage them to create parallelograms with different measurements but with the same area.

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. A recording sheet and answer key are also included with this download.

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

Sustainability Tip: Print a few recording sheets on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them.  

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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Area of a Parallelogram – Worksheet

Practice finding the area of a paralellogram with this math worksheet designed for 6th-grade students.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrade: 6


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