# Introduction to Trapezoids

## Opening

# Introduction to Trapezoids

A *trapezoid* is a quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides.

The bases of a trapezoid are the parallel sides.

The height is the perpendicular distance between the bases.

- Watch the video.
- Using what you know about the area of a parallelogram, determine the formula for the area of a trapezoid.

VIDEO: Area of a Trapezoid