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Ch 30: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals & Polygons

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Sharpen your math skills for the FTCE Middle Grades Math exam by using this chapter. It will help you prepare for quadrilateral and polygon questions on the exam.

FTCE Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals & Polygons - Chapter Summary

Quickly review characteristics of rectangles and squares by going through these video lessons in preparation for the FTCE Middle Grades Math exam. You will find useful and insightful information about these particular topics:

  • Definition and properties of parallelograms
  • Properties of trapezoids
  • Regular polygons
  • Finding the number of diagonals in a polygon
  • Polygon geometric proofs
  • Making similar polygons
  • Definition and examples of similar polygons

Watching our video lessons lets you quickly review geometric information that is on the exam. After completing a lesson, take a quiz to see what information you can recall. You also have the option to go back through lessons to review certain polygons, using convenient video tags.

12 Lessons in Chapter 30: FTCE Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals & Polygons
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Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

1. Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can identify parallelograms. You will see the unique properties that belong to the parallelogram. You will see the special side and angle characteristics needed to prove a certain shape is a parallelogram.

Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

2. Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

Watch this video lesson to learn a bit about rectangles. Learn why rectangles are the building blocks of many homes. Also, learn about the properties that make a rectangle unique from other shapes. Finally, learn how you can draw one.

Squares: Definition and Properties

3. Squares: Definition and Properties

Squares can be found in many places in the real world. Watch this video lesson to see how useful they can be and also to learn how to find the perimeter and area of a square.

Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

4. Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

Watch this video lesson to learn what a trapezoid has to do with a triangle. Also, learn the special words that describe the various parts of a trapezoid. You will also see special types of trapezoids.

What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

5. What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

Watch this video lesson to learn why rhombuses are a special type of quadrilateral. Also, learn why a rhombus is also a parallelogram. Watch as we explore the sides and angles of a rhombus.

Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

6. Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

A kite in geometry looks a lot like a kite in the sky! Watch this video lesson to see for yourself. Also, learn about the side and angle properties of kites that make them unique.

Regular Polygons: Definition & Parts

7. 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.

How to Find the Number of Diagonals in a Polygon

8. How to Find the Number of Diagonals in a Polygon

At first, you might think that the diagonals of a polygon are pretty useless, but watch this video lesson to learn how diagonals are used in real life. You will learn the formula to find how many diagonals a polygon has as well as how to use it.

How to Measure the Angles of a Polygon & Find the Sum

9. How to Measure the Angles of a Polygon & Find the Sum

Watch this video lesson to learn the one formula that lets you find the measure of angles in any regular polygon. Also, learn how you can tell if you are working with a regular polygon or not.

Geometric Proofs for Polygons

10. Geometric Proofs for Polygons

Watch this video lesson to learn why it is important for you to learn how to do formal proofs in geometry. Also learn how to set up a proof and how to successfully execute one.

Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples

11. Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples

Watch this video to learn what makes two polygons similar to each other. You'll also learn the one distinguishing aspect of similar polygons and see an example of how to compare two polygons.

Constructing Similar Polygons

12. Constructing Similar Polygons

This lesson will teach you how to construct similar polygons, which are very useful in many quantitative fields. You'll learn that all of this has something to do with, of all things, snowflakes!

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