# Ch 41: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Polygons

### About This Chapter

## MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Polygons - Chapter Summary

By exploring the lessons in this chapter, you have the opportunity to get reacquainted with polygons and prepare for questions on the MTEL assessment. Enjoy lessons presented by expert instructors. In no time, you will have the ability to:

- Explain the meaning of polygons, and define and describe parts of regular polygons
- Find the perimeter and number of diagonals in a polygon
- Share the formula for and measure the area of regular polygons
- Describe how to measure the angles of a polygon and find the sum
- Discuss the meaning and shape of a decagon
- Construct and define similar polygons
- Demonstrate how to find the area of complex figures

Benefit from the high level of flexibility in this chapter. The lessons are available in both video and transcript formats. Review them any sequence, at any time, and as often as you like. Also, take advantage of timelines that let you skip to key topics within the video lessons if you don't need to watch them in full. Quizzes with the lessons are also flexible. Test your knowledge of polygons before, during or after reviewing the lessons, and retake the quizzes as many times as you desire. Utilizing these resources is sure to improve your ability to succeed on the test.

### 1. What Are Polygons? - Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson to see how the shapes that you grew up with are all related. Learn why the shapes of bricks, stars, and street blocks are considered polygons while the sun, moon, and rolling hills are not.

### 2. Regular Polygons: Definition & Parts

What makes a polygon a polygon? And what shapes are considered polygons? In this lesson, find out the answers to these questions and more as we learn all about polygons and their parts.

### 3. How to Find the Number of Diagonals in a Polygon

At first, you might think that the diagonals of a polygon are pretty useless, but watch this video lesson to learn how diagonals are used in real life. You will learn the formula to find how many diagonals a polygon has as well as how to use it.

### 4. Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

In this video lesson, you will learn the process you need to take to find the perimeter of polygons. You will also learn that there is a shortcut if your polygon is a regular polygon.

### 5. Measuring the Area of Regular Polygons: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn why a regular polygon makes your life easier when it comes to finding the area inside one. Learn the one formula for area that will work for any type of regular polygon.

### 6. How to Measure the Angles of a Polygon & Find the Sum

Watch this video lesson to learn the one formula that lets you find the measure of angles in any regular polygon. Also, learn how you can tell if you are working with a regular polygon or not.

### 7. Decagon: Definition & Shape

In this lesson, we'll discuss the different types of decagons, such as regular and irregular, convex and concave, and simple and complex. Then, you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

### 8. Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples

Watch this video to learn what makes two polygons similar to each other. You'll also learn the one distinguishing aspect of similar polygons and see an example of how to compare two polygons.

### 9. Constructing Similar Polygons

This lesson will teach you how to construct similar polygons, which are very useful in many quantitative fields. You'll learn that all of this has something to do with, of all things, snowflakes!

### 10. 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.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the MTEL Mathematics (Elementary) (53): Practice & Study Guide course

- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Number Sense
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Mathematical Operations
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Factoring & Divisibility
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Real Numbers
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Prime Factorization
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Rational Numbers
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Numbers
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Roots
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponents
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Exponential Expressions & Scientific Notation
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Absolute Value
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Integers
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Estimating & Rounding
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Fractions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Operations with Fractions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Introduction to Decimals
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Operations with Decimals
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Percents
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Descriptive Statistics
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Summarizing Data
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Sampling
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Regression & Correlation
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Probability
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Understanding Algebraic Expressions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Solving Algebraic Equations
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Linear Relations
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Graphing Linear Equations
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Ratios & Proportions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Polynomial Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Quadratic Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Rational Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Exponential Functions
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Measurement
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Geometry
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Understanding Lines in Geometry
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Geometric Figures
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Triangles
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Proof of Theorems
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Quadrilaterals
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Circles & Circular Arcs
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Geometric Solids
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Parallel Lines & Symmetry
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Transformations in Geometry
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Understanding Coordinate Geometry
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