About This Chapter
How it works:
- Identify the lessons in your textbook chapter with which you need help.
- Find the corresponding video lessons within this online chapter.
- Watch fun videos that cover the geometry topics you need to learn or review.
- Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
- If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.
Students will learn:
- Basic geometry concepts
- Rays and line segments
- Angles, lines and points
- Logical equivalence
- Definition and properties of polygons
- Parts of regular polygons
- Use of angles and sides to classify triangles
- Properties of squares, rectangles and rhombuses
- Properties of quadrilaterals, parallelograms and trapezoids
- Properties of circles
- Secants, tangents and chords
- Geometric figures
- Transverse, perpendicular and parallel lines
- Steps used to solve visualizing geometry problems
1. Undefined Terms of Geometry: Concepts & Significance
What do points, lines, planes, and sets have in common? Watch this video lesson to find out what they are, what they look like, and why they are called undefined terms.
2. Line Segments & Rays: Definition & Measurement
Watch this video lesson to learn the difference between a line segment and a ray. You will also learn how to measure and add line segments. Learn why you can't measure or add a ray.
3. 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.
4. Logic Laws: Converse, Inverse, Contrapositive & Counterexample
Logical statements can be useful, but only if we are able to determine their validity. In this lesson, we'll look at the various forms of a logical statement and see how they relate to each other.
5. What Are Polygons? - Definition and Examples
Watch this video lesson to see how the shapes that you grew up with are all related. Learn why the shapes of bricks, stars, and street blocks are considered polygons while the sun, moon, and rolling hills are not.
6. Regular Polygons: Definition & Parts
What makes a polygon a polygon? And what shapes are considered polygons? In this lesson, find out the answers to these questions and more as we learn all about polygons and their parts.
7. Classifying Triangles by Angles and Sides
Not all triangles are the same. There are equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles. Then there are right, acute and obtuse triangles. In this lesson, we'll learn how to classify triangles using their sides and angles.
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.
9. Properties of Shapes: Quadrilaterals, Parallelograms, Trapezoids, Polygons
Four-sided objects are more than just squares and rectangles. In this lesson, we'll discuss quadrilaterals, parallelograms and trapezoids. We'll also discuss polygons, objects that can have more sides than you can count.
10. Properties of Shapes: Circles
Circles are fundamental to everything we do. But, did you know they're much more than just round shapes? In this lesson, we'll look at the various parts of circles and how they all relate.
11. Measurements of Angles Involving Tangents, Chords & Secants
When lines and circles meet, angles are formed. Fortunately, we can determine the measure of these angles, whether they're formed by tangents, secants or chords, just by knowing the measure of the created arcs.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. How to Solve Visualizing Geometry Problems
A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes drawing that picture can be like doing origami with your eyes closed. Practice translating complex problems into simple, meaningful images in this lesson.
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Other chapters within the Discovering Geometry An Investigative Approach: Online Help course
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 2: Reasoning in Geometry
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 3: Using Tools of Geometry
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 4: Discovering and Proving Triangle Properties
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 5: Discovering and Proving Polygon Properties
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 6: Discovering and Proving Circle Properties
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 7: Transformations and Tessellations
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 8: Area
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 9: The Pythagorean Theorem
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 10: Volume
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 11: Similarity
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 12: Trigonometry
- Discovering Geometry Chapter 13: Geometry as a Mathematical System