Area of a Parallelogram

This video helps to find the area of a parallelogram. The lesson is designed for children at the elementary level (6-12 years of age).

Did you know that we can calculate the area of a parallelogram with the equal number of squares a rectangle has? Want to know how? Watch this video

We recommend that your child explore this practical method to find the area of a parallelogram for easy understanding.

What is the Area of a Parallelogram?

The area of a parallelogram refers to the area (total region) that is enclosed by the four sides of the parallelogram. It is equal to the product of the base and height of a parallelogram, i.e. A = b * h. Therefore, to find the area of a parallelogram, we need to know its base (b) and height (h) of it.
The unit of area is measured in square units.

How to Calculate the Area of Parallelogram?

Let us learn how to calculate the area of a parallelogram with the below example:

Area of a parallelogram = b * h (base * height)
Let the base of a parallelogram be: 20 meters and the height be: 10 meters
Then, the area of the parallelogram will be b * h.
=20 * 10
=200 square meters

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Video created by Amanda Morse


  • elementary level
  • Geometry
  • Math