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Ch 21: HiSET Mathematics: Geometric Solids

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to increase your knowledge of cylinders, cones, pyramids and other geometric solids that are on the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Our lesson videos and transcripts can give you all the information you need for this math exam.

HiSET Mathematics: Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Watch the video lessons put together by our trained expert instructors to gain a better understanding of the ways to measure geometric solids. Our self-assessment quizzes can also give you the practice you need answering the types of questions on the exam, including:

  • Identifying planes and the polyhedron
  • Calculating volume of basic shapes
  • Ways to calculate area and volume of prisms and pyramids
  • Defining a cylinder
  • Determining the area and volume of cones and spheres

Objectives of the HiSET Mathematics: Geometric Solids Chapter

The 50-question HiSET math exam will test your application of fundamental concepts related to shapes and solids. The material covered in this chapter will be in the Measurement/Geometry portion of the exam, which comprises 18% of the math test.

All of the questions are multiple-choice and ask you to select the correct answer from a list of possible answers. Calculators are permitted during this exam, and there is a 90-minute time limit for completion.

7 Lessons in Chapter 21: HiSET Mathematics: Geometric Solids
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

1. Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

Did you ever wonder what the pyramids in Egypt have to do with math? Watch this video to find out where in math a pyramid comes into play. Also, learn how flat, 2-dimensional shapes also come into play.

How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

2. How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

Squares pegs = square holes. Triangular pegs = triangular holes. But where does a sphere go? In this lesson, review volumes of common shapes while contrasting a sphere and a cylinder - after all, they both go into the circular hole... right?

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

3. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

4. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

5. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

6. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

7. Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the surface area and volume of spheres. Learn the formulas and measurements you need to solve problems and discover how to identify spheres in the real world.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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