Ch 17: Geometric Relationships & Transformations

About This Chapter

Watch entertaining video lessons to enhance your knowledge of geometric relationships and transformations. Feel confident that you fully understand the midpoint and distance formulas as well as translations, transformations and dilations used in math.

Geometric Relationships & Transformations - Chapter Summary

Expert instructors have developed quality video lessons designed to ensure you have a good grasp of geometric relationships and transformations. Access them anytime to learn about the use of various formulas and definitions of various characteristics of math. Once you've completed this chapter, you will have the knowledge to:

  • Identify and read points on the coordinate plane
  • Use the midpoint and distance formulas
  • Translate an object in math
  • Describe four common transformations
  • Define the rotation, and describe its use in math
  • Recognize and create reflections
  • Complete dilations in math

Each lesson in this chapter is available as a short video and a full transcript. Videos average about 5 to 10 minutes each and provide details about geometric relations and transformations in a fun manner. Full transcripts allow you to print the lessons and offer vocabulary words you can use to enhance you knowledge of concepts covered. With each lesson is a short quiz designed to test your geometry knowledge. A chapter exam is also available to reinforce lesson concepts.

8 Lessons in Chapter 17: Geometric Relationships & Transformations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Ordered Pairs on the Coordinate Plane

1. Ordered Pairs on the Coordinate Plane

In this video lesson, you will see how points are plotted on the coordinate plane. Learn the proper way to identify points on the coordinate plane and how to read the points.

How to Use The Midpoint Formula

2. How to Use The Midpoint Formula

The formula for the midpoint of a line segment will tell you how to find the middle of any line segment on the x, y plane. Learn about this formula and see how it is used to find the midpoint of a line segment.

How to Use The Distance Formula

3. How to Use The Distance Formula

You can't always rely on your smartphone to tell you how far you need to travel to get from point A to point B. The distance formula will tell you the distance between any two points on a graph. In this lesson, you'll learn where it comes from and how to use it!

What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

4. What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

In mathematics, translation refers to moving an object without changing it in any other way. This lesson will describe how to translate an object and give some examples. A quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

5. 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.

Rotations in Math: Definition & Overview

6. Rotations in Math: Definition & Overview

A geometric rotation refers to the rotating of a figure around a center of rotation. This lesson will get you going on rotations, give you some examples, and end with a quiz that tests your knowledge of rotations.

Reflections in Math: Definition & Overview

7. Reflections in Math: Definition & Overview

A reflection of an object is a 'flip' of that object across a line. This lesson will describe the basics of reflection, how to recognize one and how to create one.

Dilation in Math: Definition & Meaning

8. Dilation in Math: Definition & Meaning

Dilations are transformations that change figures in specific ways. Learn about these changes and how to complete dilations here. Then test your understanding with a quiz.

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