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Ch 19: HSPT Test: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence

About This Chapter

Our Symmetry, Similarity, and Congruence chapter was designed by experienced instructors to help you prepare for the geometry portions of the HSPT test. Each video lesson comes with a written transcript to help you remember the material.

HSPT Test: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence - Chapter Summary

Explore several basic classifications you need to know in order to describe lines and shapes in geometric terms. In these engaging video lessons, our instructors will take you through the following topics that you could encounter on the HSPT test:

  • Symmetry
  • Congruence
  • Similarity
  • Parallel lines
  • Perpendicular lines

Watch each video as many times as necessary to get the information you need. Read the written lesson transcript to increase your comprehension of the material. You can also use the interactive video timeline feature to search for a specific topic in the video to review. Use the lesson quizzes and practice exams to prepare for test day.

HSPT Test: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence Chapter Objectives

The HSPT is divided into 5 sections and includes a total of 298 multiple-choice questions. This chapter is intended to help prepare you for the mathematics portion of the test which consists of 64 questions and is timed at 45 minutes.

7 Lessons in Chapter 19: HSPT Test: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Line of Symmetry in Geometric Shapes?

1. What is a Line of Symmetry in Geometric Shapes?

After viewing this lesson, you should be able to identify shapes that have a line of symmetry in them and know how to find where this line is. A short quiz to test your knowledge will follow the lesson.

Congruence in Geometric Shapes

2. Congruence in Geometric Shapes

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can determine whether two shapes are congruent or not. You will learn what the one criterion is when determining congruency between two shapes.

Similarity in Geometric Shapes

3. 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.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

4. 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.

Identifying Parallel Lines in Geometric Shapes

5. Identifying Parallel Lines in Geometric Shapes

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can spot parallel lines in a rectangle, in a square, and in a parallelogram. You will learn how many pairs of parallel lines each of these shapes has.

Constructing Perpendicular Lines in Geometry

6. Constructing Perpendicular Lines in Geometry

In this video lesson, you will see how to use geometric construction to draw perpendicular lines. Learn why geometric construction is useful. Also find out the only two tools in addition to your pencil that you need to do this.

Identifying Perpendicular Lines in Geometric Shapes

7. Identifying Perpendicular Lines in Geometric Shapes

Do you know what a perpendicular line is? Do you know how to spot one in a geometric shape? This lesson will tell you how to spot perpendicular lines in squares, rectangles, triangles, and trapezoids.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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