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Geometric Concepts - Chapter Summary
This chapter is a great way to shore up your foundational understanding of key geometric concepts, with lessons discussing and demonstrating the following topics:
- Perimeter, area, and surface area
- Finding the volume of shapes
- Three-dimensional shapes
- Calculating the number of faces, edges, and vertices of polyhedrons
- Using mathematical principles to classify two-dimensional figures
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1. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula
In mathematics, the perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape. The formula for finding the perimeter of certain shapes will be discussed in this lesson, and there will be some examples to help you understand how to calculate the perimeter.
2. What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula
Area is the size of a two-dimensional surface. This lesson will define area, give some of the most common formulas, and give examples of those formulas. A quiz at the end of the lesson will allow you to work out some area problems on your own.
3. What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas
In this lesson, you use general and specific formulas to learn how to find the surface area of three-dimensional shapes, such as cubes, prisms, spheres, cones and cylinders.
4. Volumes of Shapes: Definition & Examples
Volume is defined as the 3-dimensional space enclosed by a boundary. In this lesson we will define volume, give some of the most common formulas and then work some example problems to become familiar with the formulas. There will be a quiz at the end of the lesson for practice.
5. Overview of Three-dimensional Shapes in Geometry
We are surrounded by three-dimensional shapes. Watch this video lesson to see what some three-dimensional shapes look like, such as a cube, a sphere, a brick, and a cylinder.
6. Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons
After watching this video lesson, you will be able to count how many faces, edges, and vertices a polyhedron has. Also, you will learn how the number of faces, edges, and vertices are related.
7. Classifying Two-Dimensional Figures
In this lesson, we look at the classification of two-dimensional figures based on their properties. From that, we'll have a better understanding of the relationship between various figures.
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