Ch 35: MTEL Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids

About This Chapter

Take a deeper look into the makeup of geometric solids and polyhedrons by reviewing the material in this engaging chapter. Once you do, you will know what type of questions are going to be on the MTEL Math exam.

MTEL Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter in order to get ready for the MTEL Math exam. When you look through these interactive lessons, you will start bettering your understanding of different geometric solids and their traits. You will also be able to review:

  • Characteristics, types and examples of polyhedrons
  • Counting polyhedrons' faces, vertices and edges
  • Nets and views of three-dimensional figures
  • Planes, polyhedrons and platonic solids
  • Prisms and pyramids
  • Definition, volume and area of cylinders, spheres and cones

Grow your understanding of different polyhedrons and geometric solids by looking through these lessons. They are designed to efficiently get you ready for any topic covered on the MTEL Math exam. Working through each lesson, try to remember details about different geometric shapes. Then, quickly assess your understanding of this knowledge to make sure you are ready to do well on the exam.

MTEL Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids Chapter Objectives

Taking and passing the MTEL Math exam gives you the chance to assess your understanding of different math principles. The goal is to help you get a license in Massachusetts as an educator. Different subareas are included on this exam, and the material in this chapter is included on Subarea 3. This portion makes up 19% of the test, which includes multiple-choice and possibly open-response questions.

12 Lessons in Chapter 35: MTEL Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
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What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

1. What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to identify a polyhedron when you see one. You will also be able to tell your friends what the distinguishing identifying factor of a polyhedron is.

Types of Polyhedrons

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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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