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Ch 9: MTEL Adult Basic Education: Geometry & Measurement

About This Chapter

Allow us to help you review the basics of geometry and measurement. This chapter uses educational lessons and self-assessment quizzes to teach the geometry concepts you'll see on the MTEL Adult Basic Education exam.

MTEL Adult Basic Education: Geometry and Measurement - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter will help you fully understand geometric concepts in preparation for your exam, including units of measurement. Learn more about perimeter, area, volume, circumference, rectangles, geometric shapes, complex figures and graphs. You could become prepared to:

  • Graph geometric formulas
  • Recognize transformations, parallel and perpendicular lines
  • Define and describe various shapes
  • Similarity, symmetry and the reflexive property of congruence
  • Understand Euclidian geometry, important theorems and equations
  • Utilize units of measurement
  • Plot points and define spheres
  • Read and interpret scale drawings
  • Assess understanding of geometric concepts in adults

Knowledgeable instructors walk you through each main point to ensure your complete understanding. Use the theorems and equations presented to fully prepare yourself for the MTEL Adult Basic Education exam.

17 Lessons in Chapter 9: MTEL Adult Basic Education: Geometry & Measurement
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

1. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity

Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.

What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

2. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

In mathematics, the perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape. The formula for finding the perimeter of certain shapes will be discussed in this lesson, and there will be some examples to help you understand how to calculate the perimeter.

Differentiating Between Area & Volume

3. Differentiating Between Area & Volume

In this lesson, we will examine the basic differences between area and volume. We will go over examples of each and learn how to solve for each in different scenarios.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

4. 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.

Circles: Area and Circumference

5. Circles: Area and Circumference

Understanding how to calculate the area and circumference of circles plays a vital role in some of our everyday functions. They serve as the foundation for operating with three-dimensional figures. Learn more about the area and circumference of circles in this lesson.

Area of Complex Figures

6. Area of Complex Figures

Finding the area of shapes isn't always as simple as it is with squares and rectangles. In this lesson, you'll learn how to find the area of complex figures. This includes finding the area of unusual shapes and finding the area of parts of shapes.

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.

Transformations: How to Shift Graphs on a Plane

8. Transformations: How to Shift Graphs on a Plane

What is a transformation? Well, it's something that transforms one function into another! To see what I mean and how that looks, check out this lesson!

Graphs of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines in Linear Equations

9. Graphs of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines in Linear Equations

When we deal with linear equations, we sometimes come across equations that are parallel to each other or perpendicular to each other. You will see what they look like when graphed in this video lesson.

Reflexive Property of Congruence: Definition & Examples

10. Reflexive Property of Congruence: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will look at the reflexive property of congruence. It is used to prove congruence when dealing with geometric figures. Specifically, the reflexive property is used when a figure is congruent to itself.

Similarity in Geometry: Application & Practice

11. Similarity in Geometry: Application & Practice

This lesson will go over similarity in geometry. We will be defining similar shapes, looking at their properties, and using these properties in real-world, everyday applications.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

12. 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.

Euclidean Geometry: Definition, History & Examples

13. Euclidean Geometry: Definition, History & Examples

The lesson will explore the history and nature of Euclidean geometry, including its origins in Alexandria under Euclid and its five postulates. Its influence on the work of other mathematicians will also be covered.

How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

14. How to Read and Interpret Scale Drawings

Watch this video lesson to learn how scale drawings and legends are used on maps and blueprints. Learn skills that will serve you well when traveling and when looking at the blueprints of a car.

What is Symmetry in Math? - Definition & Concept

15. What is Symmetry in Math? - Definition & Concept

Symmetry occurs in many areas of mathematics. This lesson explains symmetry in math and explores the three basic types of symmetry: rotational symmetry, reflection symmetry, and point symmetry.

Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

16. Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

If you'll be working with a graph, otherwise known as the coordinate plane, it's essential to understand how it works. This includes learning the parts of a graph, identifying points and plotting points.

Assessing Concepts of Geometry & Measurement in Adults

17. Assessing Concepts of Geometry & Measurement in Adults

Assessing adults in their mathematical comprehension is just as important as assessing this in younger students. Learn what techniques you can use to assess geometry and measurement in this lesson.

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