About This Chapter
Who's it for?
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- Students who have fallen behind in understanding planes, prism, pyramids, cones and spheres
- Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient way to learn about geometric solids for the NY Regents Exam
- Students who struggle to understand their teachers
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How it works:
- Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Geometric Solids chapter exam.
Why it works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Geometric Solids chapter exam to be prepared.
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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a geometric solids unit of a standard high school geometry course. Topics covered include:
- Planes and the polyhedron
- Platonic solids
- Area and volume of prisms, pyramids and cylinders
- Volume and area of cones and spheres
1. Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example
Did you ever wonder what the pyramids in Egypt have to do with math? Watch this video to find out where in math a pyramid comes into play. Also, learn how flat, 2-dimensional shapes also come into play.
2. What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types
Watch this video lesson, and you will learn that there are only five platonic solids in the whole world. You will also learn what they look like and see real-life examples.
3. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume
Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.
4. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume
Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.
5. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume
Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.
6. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume
Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.
7. Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume
Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the surface area and volume of spheres. Learn the formulas and measurements you need to solve problems and discover how to identify spheres in the real world.
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Other chapters within the NY Regents Exam - Geometry: Help and Review course
- NY Regents - Foundations of Geometry: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Logic in Mathematics: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Introduction to Geometric Figures: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Similar Polygons: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Quadrilaterals: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Circular Arcs and Circles: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Analytical Geometry: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Triangles and Congruency: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Parallel Lines and Polygons: Help and Review