Ch 43: MTEL Math: Quadrilaterals

About This Chapter

These lessons have been put together to help you review the formulas used to find the properties of squares, parallelograms, kites and trapezoids and help you prepare for related questions on the MTEL Mathematics exam.

MTEL Math: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary

In this chapter our expert instructors will demonstrate how to find the properties of the different types of quadrilaterals so that you can follow along with them and reinforce your knowledge of the different equations used. After this chapter you should have a better understanding of how to find the properties of:

  • Parallelograms
  • Rhombi
  • Kites
  • Rectangles
  • Squares
  • Trapezoids

After each lesson test your understanding of the material presented by taking its lesson quiz. Review your quiz results to discover topics you don't understand and then use the video tags to return to and study the parts of the lessons that explained them. After you have completed the lessons and assessments of this chapter take the practice chapter exam to see if you remember what you need to know in order to answer questions on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Mathematics exam about the properties of quadrilaterals.

MTEL Math: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Objectives

If you are a math teacher candidate in the state of Massachusetts you will need to score a 240 on the MTEL Mathematics exam to demonstrate that you possess mathematical skills and knowledge needed to become a certified math teacher. When completing this computer-based exam you will need to accurately answer 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments in a four-hour testing session. Nineteen percent of the weight of this exam is based upon multiple-choice questions about geometry and measurements, and may include some questions about quadrilaterals.

7 Lessons in Chapter 43: MTEL Math: Quadrilaterals
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What is a Quadrilateral? - Definition, Properties, Types & Examples

1. What is a Quadrilateral? - Definition, Properties, Types & Examples

This lesson explains the definition and properties of a quadrilateral. We will look at examples of two categories of quadrilaterals. At the end, you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

2. 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.

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.

Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

4. 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

5. 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.

Squares: Definition and Properties

6. 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

7. 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.

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