Ch 28: ACT Math - Triangles: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The ACT Math - Triangles chapter of this ACT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about triangles. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the triangle theorems, mathematical operations and definitions required in a typical ACT prep course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other ACT prep work.
  • Identify the triangle concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our ACT Prep Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about triangles and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the perimeter and area of triangles and rectangles, the application of similar triangles, how to identify similar triangles or any other triangle topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their math learning
  • Prefer learning math visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their triangles unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their ACT prep
  • Don't have access to their math teacher outside of class

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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn triangles on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Study triangles and properties of shapes
  • Understand and find the perimeter and area of triangles and rectangles
  • Use the Pythagorean theorem to find distance
  • Learn the applications of similar triangles
  • Discover how to identify similar triangles
  • Review the practice and application of the Pythagorean theorem
  • Identify types and explain properties of special right triangles
  • Define and describe the uses of properties of 3-4-5 triangles

9 Lessons in Chapter 28: ACT Math - Triangles: Tutoring Solution
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Properties of Shapes: Triangles

1. Properties of Shapes: Triangles

Isosceles, equilateral and obtuse, oh my! These are terms for triangles. But, what do they mean? In this lesson, we'll explore the properties of triangles and take a closer look at the different types of triangles you may encounter.

Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

2. Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Without realizing it, we calculate and use the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in regular everyday situations. Learn more about the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in this lesson, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

3. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

Finding Distance with the Pythagorean Theorem

4. Finding Distance with the Pythagorean Theorem

How much faster is it to cut the corners in a race around the block? In this lesson, review the Pythagorean Theorem, and figure out how to solve without a right triangle.

Applications of Similar Triangles

5. Applications of Similar Triangles

Similar triangles are used to solve problems in everyday situations. Learn how to solve with similar triangles here, and then test your understanding with a quiz.

How to Identify Similar Triangles

6. How to Identify Similar Triangles

Similar triangles have the same characteristics as similar figures but can be identified much more easily. Learn the shortcuts for identifying similar triangles here and test your ability with a quiz.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

7. The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous geometric theorems. Written by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, this theorem makes it possible to find a missing side length of a right triangle. Learn more about the famous theorem here and test your understanding with a quiz.

Special Right Triangles: Types and Properties

8. Special Right Triangles: Types and Properties

Not all right triangles are the same. In this lesson, we'll look at two special right triangles (30-60-90 and 45-45-90) that have unique properties to help you quickly and easily solve certain triangle problems.

Properties of 3-4-5 Triangles: Definition and Uses

9. Properties of 3-4-5 Triangles: Definition and Uses

Are you up to speed on your Pythagorean triples? If you could use a little help with that, watch this lesson to learn what 3-4-5 triangles are, how they're used, and why they're important.

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