Ch 14: Basic Geometry Overview

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Use the fun lessons in this basic geometry overview to strengthen your preparations for an upcoming test. Explore the lessons to improve your knowledge of points, lines and various shapes, and take short quizzes to gauge your ability to excel on exam day.

Basic Geometry Overview - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive overview makes it easy to improve your knowledge of basic geometry. With help from our entertaining lessons, you can improve your understanding of 2D and 3D objects, types of angles, math transformations and much more in a short period of time. Study this chapter at your own pace. When finished, you will be able to:

  • List and describe the properties and postulates of geometric figures
  • Define and discuss the shapes and angles of polygons
  • Describe angles, lines and points in geometry
  • Differentiate between parallel, perpendicular and transverse lines
  • Share examples of basic shapes in geometry and the properties of shapes
  • Plot points on a coordinate plane
  • Graph functions by plotting points

Ensure your studying process suits your unique schedule and learning habits by taking advantage of this chapter's customization options. Access any number of lessons in your sequence of choice. View them any time using any computer or mobile device, and visit them as often as you'd like. Before, during or after studying the lessons, take mini quizzes to check your knowledge of these geometry concepts. The Dashboard tracks your progress through this chapter and lets you send questions to our experts.

11 Lessons in Chapter 14: Basic Geometry Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
2D & 3D Objects: Properties & Relationships

1. 2D & 3D Objects: Properties & Relationships

Read this lesson to learn about the similarities and differences between a two-dimensional object such as a drawing on a sheet of paper and a three-dimensional object such as a basketball.

Properties and Postulates of Geometric Figures

2. Properties and Postulates of Geometric Figures

In geometry, there are some basic postulates that are relied upon as the basis for other theorems. Watch this video to learn about the postulates that deal with points, lines, and planes.

What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles

3. What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles

Polygons are everywhere! In this lesson, you will learn what they are and what they look like. You will also learn about a special class of polygons and how to find its angles.

Points, Lines & Angles in Geometry

4. Points, Lines & Angles in Geometry

After watching this video lesson, you should understand the basic terms that form the foundation of geometry. Learn what a point is, what a line is, what an angle is, and learn about a special type of angle called a right angle.

Types of Angles: Vertical, Corresponding, Alternate Interior & Others

5. Types of Angles: Vertical, Corresponding, Alternate Interior & Others

In addition to basic right, acute, or obtuse angles, there are many other types of angles or angle relationships. In this lesson, we will learn to identify these angle relationships and discuss their measurements.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

6. Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

What are the different types of lines? Where are they visible in the real world and how can you recognize them? Find out here and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry

7. Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry

Watch this video lesson to learn about some basic shapes in geometry. These are the shapes that you will come across most often in math. Watch as triangles, rectangles, pentagons, and circles come by.

Properties of Shapes: Rectangles, Squares and Rhombuses

8. Properties of Shapes: Rectangles, Squares and Rhombuses

What's the difference between a square and a rectangle? What about a rhombus and a square? In this lesson, we'll look at the properties of these shapes.

Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

9. Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

If you'll be working with a graph, otherwise known as the coordinate plane, it's essential to understand how it works. This includes learning the parts of a graph, identifying points and plotting points.

Graph Functions by Plotting Points

10. Graph Functions by Plotting Points

Let's say you have a function. What does it look like? How do you graph it? In this lesson, we'll learn how to graph functions by determining and plotting points.

Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

11. Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

In geometry, transformation refers to the movement of objects in the coordinate plane. This lesson will define and give examples of each of the four common transformations and end with a quiz to make sure you are moving in the right direction.

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