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Ch 23: HSPT Test: Triangle Basics

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Rediscover basic information about triangles as you work through these video lessons. As you study, you will strengthen your skills so that you are able to effectively answer the questions you will find in the corresponding section of the HSPT test.

HSPT Test: Triangle Basics - Chapter Summary

Let us take you through a thorough review of the properties, classifications and composition of triangles as part of your review for the HSPT test. In these videos, you can study the information shown in the list below:

  • Classifying and properties of triangles
  • Angles of a triangle
  • Identification of similar triangles
  • Constructing the median of a triangle
  • Identifying the bisectors of a triangle
  • Geometric construction of triangles
  • Concurrent lines in triangles

This study guide allows you to customize your study plan to your specific learning style and needs. Perhaps you prefer reading about a topic to viewing a video about it. Our transcripts give you that option. You may feel that some of the information in the video is already familiar, while other parts address information new to you. If so, you can use the timeline feature to skip over what you already know and focus on those unfamiliar areas. This saves you time and repetition, making your study time more effective.

HSPT Test: Triangle Basics Chapter Objectives

The HSPT test is a comprehensive admissions examination required by select Catholic high schools. Its purpose is to assist in the admission and placement of students entering their high school years. It is given at the eighth grade level. Our Triangle Basics chapter addresses skills tested in the mathematics section of the test. This part of the exam contains 64 questions. The overall exam also measures reading, verbal, language and quantitative skills.

When you take the HSPT exam, you will be expected to answer 298 multiple-choice questions. You will need to read each question thoroughly, examine the possible responses provided and select the correct one. The test is paper based.

9 Lessons in Chapter 23: HSPT Test: Triangle Basics
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Triangles: Definition and Properties

1. Triangles: Definition and Properties

What makes a shape a triangle? In this lesson, we'll explore the definition of a triangle, then analyze the parts of triangles, including the vertices, base and height.

Classifying Triangles by Angles and Sides

2. Classifying Triangles by Angles and Sides

Not all triangles are the same. There are equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles. Then there are right, acute and obtuse triangles. In this lesson, we'll learn how to classify triangles using their sides and angles.

Interior and Exterior Angles of Triangles: Definition & Examples

3. Interior and Exterior Angles of Triangles: Definition & Examples

Knowing just a few things about the interior or exterior angles of triangles is sometimes all you need to put all the pieces together. Find out more in this lesson.

How to Identify Similar Triangles

4. How to Identify Similar Triangles

Similar triangles have the same characteristics as similar figures but can be identified much more easily. Learn the shortcuts for identifying similar triangles here and test your ability with a quiz.

Angles and Triangles: Practice Problems

5. Angles and Triangles: Practice Problems

Want more practice solving with angle pairs? How about more review for solving angles in triangles? Look no further. Get more practice here, and test your ability with a quiz.

Constructing the Median of a Triangle

6. Constructing the Median of a Triangle

If you have one triangle and want to divide it, you can use a median line. Medians have special geometric properties that we'll learn about in this lesson.

Median, Altitude, and Angle Bisectors of a Triangle

7. Median, Altitude, and Angle Bisectors of a Triangle

Line segments in triangles are just clutter; they have special names and qualities depending on how they're drawn. In this lesson, we'll learn about medians, altitudes and angle bisectors.

Constructing Triangles: Types of Geometric Construction

8. Constructing Triangles: Types of Geometric Construction

When you're asked to construct a triangle, it's time to break out that compass and straight edge! In this lesson, find out how to construct triangles no matter what you're given.

Properties of Concurrent Lines in a Triangle

9. Properties of Concurrent Lines in a Triangle

Centroids, orthocenters, incenters, circumcenters, oh my! Don't worry though. In this lesson, we master the various terms for concurrent lines in triangles and match them to altitudes, angle bisectors, perpendicular bisectors and medians.

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