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Ch 38: OAE Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids

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Let us assist you in reviewing prisms, pyramids and platonic solids as you explore this chapter on polyhedrons and geometric solids. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes in this chapter can serve as a refresher as you prepare to take the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics test.

OAE Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

You can make your preparation for the OAE Middle Grades Mathematics test simple by watching the comprehensive video lessons in this chapter. The videos offer insight into polyhedrons and geometric sides to make sure you're prepared to answer questions that address the following on the test:

  • Identifying types of polyhedrons
  • Counting faces, edges and vertices of polyhedrons
  • Defining and find the area and volume of prisms and pyramids
  • Analyzing the front, side and top view of 3-dimensional figures
  • Understanding planes, nets and the polyhedron
  • Defining and identifying types of platonic sides
  • Finding the area and volume of cylinders, prisms, spheres and pyramids

The instructors in these video lessons make it easy to refresh your knowledge of polyhedrons and geometric sides by presenting the materials in an entertaining fashion. The engaging, yet comprehensive approach to instruction helps boost your confidence as you prepare to take the exam.

Objectives of the OAE Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids Chapter

The OAE Middle Grades Mathematics test assesses your understanding of the subject matter to ensure you have the skills necessary to teach in a classroom setting and are qualified to secure teaching licensure in Ohio. The topics covered in this OAE Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids chapter are located in the geometry and measurements section of the exam. This portion constitutes about 25% of the total test. The chapter's video lessons can help reinforce the knowledge you've already acquired on this subject and the self-assessment quizzes can test that knowledge while giving you the chance to answer questions similar to those you'll see on test day.

The exam is made up of all multiple-choice questions, most of which take the form of sentences, short paragraphs or questions. Each question is followed by a set of four answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the best answer to the question posed.

11 Lessons in Chapter 38: OAE Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
Types of Polyhedrons

1. Types of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to identify polyhedrons and you will become familiar with the common types of polyhedrons found in the world. You will also see real-world examples of polyhedrons in action.

Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

2. Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to count how many faces, edges, and vertices a polyhedron has. Also, you will learn how the number of faces, edges, and vertices are related.

Front, Side & Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures

3. Front, Side & Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures

This lesson goes over the front, side, and top views of numerous 3-dimensional figures. You'll learn that while some look exactly the same from most angles, others do not.

Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

4. Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to deconstruct a 3-dimensional figure into its 2-dimensional net. Learn what kind of shape you will get after opening and flattening your 3-dimensional figure.

Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

5. 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.

What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

6. 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.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

7. 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.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

8. 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.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

9. 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.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

10. 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.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

11. 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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