Ch 29: Honors Algebra 1: Similar Polygons

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This chapter contains lessons that will instruct you about the algebra subject of similar polygons. We make use of study tools that make your study experience engaging and fun.

Honors Algebra 1: Similar Polygons - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

These lessons were developed to teach you about similar polygons. Our expert instructors use a video format with lessons lasting 5-10 minutes. Each has a quiz to take at the end to assess your comprehension of what you just studied. If you need to restudy something in the lesson, you can refer to the lesson transcript, or you can use the video timeline tool to replay any specific segment. You can track your progress on your dashboard. At the end of these lessons, you should know:

  • Ratios and proportions
  • The geometric mean
  • The Angle Bisector Theorem
  • Similar polygons and triangles
  • Properties of right triangles
  • The Pythagorean Theorem

Lesson Objective
Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples Learn the relationship between ratios and proportions and how they are used in real life.
Geometric Mean: Definition and Formula Get to know how the geometric mean differs from the arithmetic mean and when it is preferred.
Angle Bisector Theorem: Definition and Example Learn the uses for the angle bisector.
Solving Problems Involving Proportions: Definition and Examples See how to use proportions to find missing sides.
Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples Analyze what makes two polygons similar to one another.
The Transitive Property of Similar Triangles Get familiar with similar triangles and how the transitive property applies to them.
Triangle Proportionality Theorem Work out how to solve problems with this theorem.
Constructing Similar Polygons Distinguish the two factors which must be included when constructing similar polygons.
Properties of Right Triangles: Theorems & Proofs Explore the properties of right triangles and how to use them for problem solving.
The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application Discuss this famous theorem and its uses.
The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases Evaluate how the Pythagorean Theorem relates to the law of cosines and how its converse can help you identify right triangles.
What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles Find out what a polygon is and what it looks like.

12 Lessons in Chapter 29: Honors Algebra 1: Similar Polygons
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Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

1. Ratios and Proportions: Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn how ratios and proportions are related. Also, learn how ratios and proportions are used in real life and how you can apply them to yours.

Geometric Mean: Definition and Formula

2. Geometric Mean: Definition and Formula

Watch this video lesson to learn how different the geometric mean is from the arithmetic mean, or average, that we are all so familiar with. Learn in what circumstance the geometric mean is preferred. Also, learn the formula and how to use it.

Angle Bisector Theorem: Definition and Example

3. Angle Bisector Theorem: Definition and Example

Watch this video lesson and learn how you can use the angle bisector theorem to help you find the lengths of missing sides. Also learn how you can identify an angle bisector just by looking at the lengths of the sides of a triangle.

Solving Problems Involving Proportions: Definition and Examples

4. Solving Problems Involving Proportions: Definition and Examples

Learn how you can use proportions to find missing sides and how to increase or decrease the sizes of objects to create models of them in this video lesson.

Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples

5. 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 Transitive Property of Similar Triangles

6. The Transitive Property of Similar Triangles

Watch this video lesson and you will understand what the transitive property is and how it applies to similar triangles. Watch as we apply the transitive property to three similar triangles.

Triangle Proportionality Theorem

7. Triangle Proportionality Theorem

Watch this video lesson to learn all about the triangle proportionality theorem and how you can use this interesting theorem to help you solve problems. Learn how a parallel line can create sides that are proportional to each other.

Constructing Similar Polygons

8. Constructing Similar Polygons

This lesson will teach you how to construct similar polygons, which are very useful in many quantitative fields. You'll learn that all of this has something to do with, of all things, snowflakes!

Properties of Right Triangles: Theorems & Proofs

9. Properties of Right Triangles: Theorems & Proofs

In this lesson, you will learn about the properties of and theorems associated with right triangles, which have a wide range of applications in math and science. Specifically, we will discuss and prove the Pythagorean theorem and the right triangle altitude theorem. Let's get started.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

10. 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.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

11. The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

The Pythagorean Theorem is a famous theorem for right triangles. Watch this video to learn how the Pythagorean Theorem relates to the law of cosines and how the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem can help you identify right triangles.

What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles

12. What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles

Polygons are everywhere! In this lesson, you will learn what they are and what they look like. You will also learn about a special class of polygons and how to find its angles.

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