Ch 25: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Quadrilaterals & Their Properties

About This Chapter

If you are looking for study tools to help you with quadrilaterals and their characteristics for the Michigan Merit Exam, you have come to the right place! In this chapter, you will find short but interesting lessons and quizzes that will enable you to answer some of the same types of questions on exam day.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Quadrilaterals & Their Properties - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this Quadrilaterals & Their Properties chapter will help you remember how to find the area of parallelograms and trapezoids. Our quizzes will test how well you understand the definition of a rhombus so that you can answer related questions on the Michigan Merit Exam. By the end of the chapter, you will be knowledgeable of the following items for your exam:

  • Definition and characteristics of parallelograms
  • Ways of finding the area of a parallelogram, rectangle, and trapezoid
  • Definition and characteristics of a rhombus
  • Examples and way to measure a rhombus' area
  • Definition and characteristics of a kite, rectangles, squares, and trapezoid
  • Heron's formula

After you've finished watching the lessons, you can review them by reading the video transcripts. If you answer any of your quiz questions incorrectly, you can use the 'Watch Answer' feature to go to the portions of the videos that address them. We have experts on each subject who are happy to help answer any of your questions.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Quadrilaterals & Their Properties

The study materials in this chapter relate to the Geometry and Trigonometry part of the four-part mathematics section of the Michigan Merit Exam. You may also see questions that ask you to find the area of other types of figures and solve proof problems. The math section of the exam contains approximately 25 multiple-choice questions that will be answered on paper.

11 Lessons in Chapter 25: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Quadrilaterals & Their Properties
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Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

1. Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can identify parallelograms. You will see the unique properties that belong to the parallelogram. You will see the special side and angle characteristics needed to prove a certain shape is a parallelogram.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

2. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

3. What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

Watch this video lesson to learn why rhombuses are a special type of quadrilateral. Also, learn why a rhombus is also a parallelogram. Watch as we explore the sides and angles of a rhombus.

Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

4. Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

Did you know that there are three ways to find the area of a rhombus? Watch this video lesson to learn all three of them. See what information you need for each method as well as the steps required for each.

Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

5. Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

A kite in geometry looks a lot like a kite in the sky! Watch this video lesson to see for yourself. Also, learn about the side and angle properties of kites that make them unique.

Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

6. Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

Watch this video lesson to learn a bit about rectangles. Learn why rectangles are the building blocks of many homes. Also, learn about the properties that make a rectangle unique from other shapes. Finally, learn how you can draw one.

Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

7. Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

Look around you, and you see rectangles all over the place. And if you see paint, carpet, or anything that covers a rectangular area, you can be sure that someone has measured the area of the rectangle. Watch this video lesson to learn more.

Squares: Definition and Properties

8. Squares: Definition and Properties

Squares can be found in many places in the real world. Watch this video lesson to see how useful they can be and also to learn how to find the perimeter and area of a square.

Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

9. Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

Watch this video lesson to learn what a trapezoid has to do with a triangle. Also, learn the special words that describe the various parts of a trapezoid. You will also see special types of trapezoids.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

10. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Using Heron's Formula in Geometry

11. Using Heron's Formula in Geometry

Heron's formula has been around for a couple thousand years. Watch this video lesson to see how you can use Heron's formula to find the area of a triangle while only knowing the side lengths.

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