Q&A #19360

Teaching area of parallograms

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Description:  Suggestions for helping students understand why the perpendicular height of a parallelogram, not its side length, is used to calculate area.
Level:  Middle School (6-8)
Math topic:  Geometry
Ed. topic:  Specific Math Concepts/Techniques

Original Question/Response
14 Feb 08   Teaching area of parallograms
16 Feb 08   Re: Teaching area of parallograms by Claire

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