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# Area of a Parallelogram: Quick Lesson and 4 Free Worksheets

## A quick lesson on finding the area of a parallelogram with height and base, plus free printable and live worksheets for mastery.

The worksheets you’ll find in the following sections are “live worksheets” — they can be answered right on this page, with a button that lets you find out your score or email your answers to your teacher. You can also get printable (PDF) versions of all the worksheets on this page here:

A parallelogram is a quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides.

The side upon which the parallelogram rests is called its base, while the length of a perpendicular line from the base to the opposite side is called the height. (See: Parts of a Quadrilateral.)

To find the area of a parallelogram, you can simply multiply the base with the height.

### A = b x h

You can find HERE a video that gives a very clear explanation — using Montessori geometry materials — for why the formula for the area of a parallelogram is the same as the formula for the area of a rectangle.

In fact, rectangles, squares, and rhombuses are special types of parallelograms. (See: Quadrilateral Family Tree.)

## Worksheets

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### Worksheet 1: Area of a Parallelogram with Height

You can download a free printable version of this worksheet here: HuntersWoodsPH Area of a Parallelogram with Height Worksheet PDF

### Worksheet 2: Area of a Parallelogram Exercise

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### Worksheet 3: Area of a Parallelogram for Grade 4

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### Worksheet 4: Area of a Parallelogram for Grade 5

You can download a free printable version of this worksheet here: HuntersWoodsPH Area of a Parallelogram Worksheet for Grade 5 PDF