Students learn how to calculate the area of parallelograms and trapezia.

Learning progresses onto working out the area of composite shapes.

**Differentiated Learning Objectives**

- All students should be able to calculate the area of a parallelogram using the formula
- Most students should be able to calculate the area of a parallelogram and trapezium using the formulae.
- Some students should be able to calculate the area of compound shapes involving parallelograms and trapeziums.