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Area of a Parallelogram – Worksheet

  • Editable

    Editable:  Google Slides

  • Non-Editable

    Non-Editable:  PDF

  • Pages

    Pages:  1 Page

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  6

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

How to Find the Area of a Parallelogram 

Do your students have experience with 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 math worksheet for your 6th-grade students to complete during their area unit. This worksheet includes the following:

  • Standard practice problems
  • Find the missing height or base
  • Word problems

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

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 students are looking for an additional challenge, challenge them to create and label a square, triangle, or parallelogram with 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.

Easily Download & Print

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 cardstock 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 teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter Collaborator.


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