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Ch 38: Fundamentals of Geometric Figures & Angles

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Watch our video lessons to learn more about geometric figures and angles. When you've finished the lessons, you can try out our quizzes to test your knowledge.

Fundamentals of Geometric Figures & Angles - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors will guide you through lessons focused on the fundamentals of geometric figures and angles. Our engaging video lessons are brief but engaging, with plenty of real-world examples to help reinforce concepts. The information provided in this chapter includes:

  • Measurements used for line segments and rays
  • Definitions for points, lines and angles
  • Perpendicular, parallel and transverse lines
  • Acute, obtuse and right angles
  • Geometric constructions
  • Types of angles

Each lesson comes with a full written transcript that includes key vocabulary terms highlighted in bold. After you've finished each of the video lessons in this chapter, you can take quizzes for more practice. If you have questions about any of this material, our knowledge instructors are available help.

12 Lessons in Chapter 38: Fundamentals of Geometric Figures & Angles
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Line Segments & Rays: Definition & Measurement

1. 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.

Points, Lines & Angles in Geometry

2. 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.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

3. 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.

Identifying Parallel Lines in Geometric Shapes

4. Identifying Parallel Lines in Geometric Shapes

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can spot parallel lines in a rectangle, in a square, and in a parallelogram. You will learn how many pairs of parallel lines each of these shapes has.

Constructing Perpendicular Lines in Geometry

5. Constructing Perpendicular Lines in Geometry

In this video lesson, you will see how to use geometric construction to draw perpendicular lines. Learn why geometric construction is useful. Also find out the only two tools in addition to your pencil that you need to do this.

Identifying Perpendicular Lines in Geometric Shapes

6. Identifying Perpendicular Lines in Geometric Shapes

Do you know what a perpendicular line is? Do you know how to spot one in a geometric shape? This lesson will tell you how to spot perpendicular lines in squares, rectangles, triangles, and trapezoids.

What is an Acute Angle? - Definition, Description & Examples

7. What is an Acute Angle? - Definition, Description & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what makes an angle acute and see a few different examples of them. After the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is an Obtuse Angle? - Definition & Examples

8. What is an Obtuse Angle? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what angles, right angles, and obtuse angles are; you'll see a few examples of different obtuse angles. Test your knowledge with a brief quiz once you've completed the lesson.

What is a Right Angle? - Definition & Formula

9. What is a Right Angle? - Definition & Formula

In this lesson, you will learn about the properties that identify right angles. You will also discover where right angles can be found and learn about what makes them so useful. You can then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Geometric Constructions Using Lines and Angles

10. Geometric Constructions Using Lines and Angles

Watch this video lesson to learn about geometric construction and how you can copy line segments and angles without using any numbers. All you need is a straight edge and a compass.

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

11. 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.

Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical & Adjacent Angles

12. Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical & Adjacent Angles

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to locate complementary, supplementary, vertical, and adjacent angles. You will understand how easy it is to visually see them. You will also know what to look for.

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