A trapezoid is a quadrilateral with exactly 1 pair of parallel sides.
In the Polypad canvas below, create different trapezoids to explore area of trapezoids. Here is an example to get you started:
Are you able to use your examples to create a formula for the area of any trapezoid?
You may have noticed the area seems to be equal to the height multiplied by half of the sum of parallel sides a and b. Indeed, the general approach for the area of any trapezoid is
Try and use some of the visuals below to write up a proof for this formula: