If you ever google: 'How to find the area of a Square? Rectangle? Rhombus? or Parallelogram?" You are going to find a bunch of different answers. For a **Square**, the formula given will be the Side Squared. The **Rectangle's** formula given is Length x Width. To find the area of a **Rhombus** you are given two different formulas: Base x Height or Diagonal #1 x Diagonal #2 divided by 2. Finally, the **Parallelogram's** formula for area is Base x Height.

All of these formulas are obviously correct, but you can make your life much simpler (or at least your kids) just using one simple formula: Base x Height.

How is this even possible? The reason it is possible is because all four objects are Parallelograms. For a lot of students, it doesn't make sense how a square or a Rectangle are also parallelograms.