Chapter 8 - Area 8.1 - Areas of Parallelograms and Rectangles Objective • Students will derive through discovery and investigation area formulas for rectangles and parallelograms Area of a Rectangle The area of a rectangle is the product of its base and height. h A = bh b Area of a Parallelogram The area of a parallelogram is the product of a base and the corresponding height. A = bh h b The base of a parallelogram is any of its sides. The corresponding altitude is a segment perpendicular to the line containing the base drawn to the side opposite the base. The height is the length of the altitude. h b h b Find the area of the parallelogram. a. 96m² b. 20m² c. 84m² a. 120m² b. 150m² c. 180m² Find the value of h in each parallelogram. a. 4m b. 17.2m² c. 3.44m² A diagonal divides any parallelogram into two congruent triangles. HomeFun Worksheet!! Journal Entry Choose 1 Selection 2: Selection 1: Area is described as the Words describe who you space within a closed are as a person. When you figure. Describe a time think of yourself what are when you would use area the first 5 words that come formula in to solve a real to mind? life problem. Explain how each words describes you. At least 5 sentences.