# Area of Parallelogram

Try to count the number of squares inside this parallelogram. How many squares (i.e. square units) do you estimate to be inside this parallelogram?

Drag the slider to see the animation. Observe what happens. What shape do you see now?

How many squares do you now count in the newer shape that was formed? How many squares were in the original parallelogram?

How does the area of this new shape compare with the area of the original parallelogram?

## True or False

The formula to find the area of a parallelogram is the same as the formula to find the area of a rectangle.

Which is the height in the parallelogram above?

What is always true about the height of a parallelogram?

What is the area of this parallelogram?

Area is always measured in