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Ch 43: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Geometric Solids

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Allow Study.com to enhance your knowledge of princples of geometric solids as they are assessed on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure Mathematics(Elementary) Exam with this chapter. The information reviewed within the chapter correlates directly with objectives on this licensure exam.

MTEL Mathematics(Elementary): Principles of Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Becoming a licensed Mathematics teacher at the elementary level in Massachusetts requires several things, of those is a passing score on the MTEL Mathematics( Elementary) Test. These lessons will help prepare you to correctly answer questions on this test related to the geometry topics covered which are:

  • Prisms & pyramids
  • Cones, spheres & cylinders
  • Volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres
  • Planes and polyhedron
  • Platonic solids
  • Volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres

Each topic is covered in a video lesson that will give you strategies that can help you utilize your knowledge effectively on the examination. The addition of this information and/or the refreshment of your awareness of concepts discussed is a tool that can increase your success. Also, be sure to make use of the accompanying lesson quizzes for self-assessment.

12 Lessons in Chapter 43: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Principles of Geometric Solids
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

1. 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

2. 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.

Overview of Three-dimensional Shapes in Geometry

3. Overview of Three-dimensional Shapes in Geometry

We are surrounded by three-dimensional shapes. Watch this video lesson to see what some three-dimensional shapes look like, such as a cube, a sphere, a brick, and a cylinder.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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.

How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

9. How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

Squares pegs = square holes. Triangular pegs = triangular holes. But where does a sphere go? In this lesson, review volumes of common shapes while contrasting a sphere and a cylinder - after all, they both go into the circular hole... right?

Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

10. Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

In this lesson, we'll learn about the volume formulas for cylinders, cones and spheres. We'll also practice using the formula in a variety of real-world examples where knowing how to calculate volume is helpful.

Volume of Prisms and Pyramids

11. Volume of Prisms and Pyramids

In this lesson, we'll learn about prisms and pyramids. We'll look at the different types of prisms and pyramids, as well as practice calculating volume for each shape.

Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

12. 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.

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