Unit 5, Lesson 1# The Area of Parallelograms Through Rectangle Facts

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Students show the area formula for the region bounded by a parallelogram by composing it into rectangles. In order to participate in the discussions, each student needs the parallelogram templates attached to this lesson, along with the following: scissors, glue, ruler, and paper on which to glue their shapes. Answers will vary but could include quadrilaterals such as square, rectangle, parallelogram, rhombus, or trapezoid. Today, we are going to find the area of one of these quadrilaterals: the parallelogram.