Ch 16: Geometry & Measurement

About This Chapter

This chapter breaks down various mathematical operations and properties involving geometry and measurement. You'll review examples of these components in action while defining relevant terms and exploring their mathematic forms.

Geometry & Measurement - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter go into numerous mathematic topics within the realm of geometry and measurement. You'll delve into various forms of angles and lines while learning about the properties of several different shapes. Other topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Mathematic translation
  • Rotations and reflections in math
  • Similarity within geometric shapes and polygons
  • Applying the Pythagorean theorem

These lessons come in both video and text format, allowing you to process the material in the manner you prefer. The timeline feature beneath every video makes for an easy way of hopping around main points of the lesson, while the transcripts are full of key terms and topics emphasized in bold. And once you're through the chapter, you can take stock of how well you understood it by means of a practice final exam.

12 Lessons in Chapter 16: Geometry & Measurement
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Types of Angles: Vertical, Corresponding, Alternate Interior & Others

1. 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.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

2. 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.

Properties of Shapes: Triangles

3. Properties of Shapes: Triangles

Isosceles, equilateral and obtuse, oh my! These are terms for triangles. But, what do they mean? In this lesson, we'll explore the properties of triangles and take a closer look at the different types of triangles you may encounter.

Properties of Shapes: Rectangles, Squares and Rhombuses

4. 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.

Properties of Shapes: Quadrilaterals, Parallelograms, Trapezoids, Polygons

5. 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.

Properties of Shapes: Circles

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Rotations in Math: Definition & Overview

8. 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

9. 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.

Similarity in Geometric Shapes

10. Similarity in Geometric Shapes

View this lesson to learn how you can determine whether shapes are similar. Find out how to use the one rule that tells you when your two shapes are geometrically similar.

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.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

12. The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous geometric theorems. Written by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, this theorem makes it possible to find a missing side length of a right triangle. Learn more about the famous theorem here and test your understanding with a quiz.

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