Ch 38: MEGA Middle School Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids

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Complete the lessons and assessments of this chapter to make sure you know how to identify the different types and properties of geometric solids as you prepare for related questions on the MEGA Middle School Education Mathematics exam.

MEGA Middle School Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

The lesson videos of this chapter will help you review the different types of geometric solids and the equations used to calculate their properties. Use them to get ready for the exam. In these lessons, our professional instructors will discuss the:

  • Different types of polyhedrons and platonic solids
  • Techniques for counting faces, edges and vertices of polyhedrons
  • Representation of polyhedrons with 2-dimensional images
  • Nets of 3-dimensional figures
  • Planes of polyhedrons
  • Calculations for the areas of 3-dimensional forms
  • Equations for the volume of 3-dimensional forms

Read over the lesson transcripts and, if you find yourself confused about a topic from these lessons, be sure to ask our instructors for clarification via the teacher tabs. Once you've completed a lesson, take the quiz that accompanies it to discover any topics you did not master. Video tags can allow you to go back to the lessons and improve your understanding of them.

MEGA Middle School Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids Objectives

The Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments (MEGA) Middle School Education Mathematics exam is an important part of the certification process for individuals wanting to become middle-grades math teachers in the state of Missouri. These individuals complete the 80 multiple-choice questions of this 2.5-hour computer-based test to show that they are qualified to teach middles-grades math. As you prepare for this exam, be aware that 27% of the questions on this exam will ask you about geometry and measurements.

11 Lessons in Chapter 38: MEGA Middle School Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
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Types of Polyhedrons

1. Types of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to identify polyhedrons and you will become familiar with the common types of polyhedrons found in the world. You will also see real-world examples of polyhedrons in action.

Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

2. Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to count how many faces, edges, and vertices a polyhedron has. Also, you will learn how the number of faces, edges, and vertices are related.

Front, Side & Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures

3. Front, Side & Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures

This lesson goes over the front, side, and top views of numerous 3-dimensional figures. You'll learn that while some look exactly the same from most angles, others do not.

Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

4. Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to deconstruct a 3-dimensional figure into its 2-dimensional net. Learn what kind of shape you will get after opening and flattening your 3-dimensional figure.

Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

5. 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.

What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

6. What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn that there are only five platonic solids in the whole world. You will also learn what they look like and see real-life examples.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

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