Area of a TrapeziumCheck that you can find the area of a trapezium and use the trapezium area formula for problem solving. 
This is level 2: apply the trapezium area formula in different ways. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct and you do this activity online. The diagrams are not drawn to scale.
This is Area of a Trapezium level 2. You can also try:
Level 1
Areas of other shapes
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Level 1  Find the areas of the trapezia
Level 2  Apply the trapezium area formula in different ways
The area of a trapezium is half the sum of the parallel sides multiplied by the distance between them.
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Mathematical Salad Blog, Cambridge Maths
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
"What is the definition of a trapezium? Is it a shape with exactly one pair of parallel sides or at least one pair of parallel sides? Or maybe even none at all! Different cultures define a trapezium slightly differently and many have the term trapezoid too. In the US (for some) a trapezium is a four sided polygon with no parallel sides; in the UK a trapezium is a four sided polygon with exactly one pair of parallel sides; whereas in Canada a trapezoid has an inclusive definition in that it’s a four sidedpolygon with at least one pair of parallel sides  hence parallelograms are special trapezoids.
To read the full blog post go to Cambridge Mathematics."