# Ch 38: MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Properties of Triangles

### About This Chapter

## MTEL Elementary Mathematics: Properties of Triangles - Chapter Summary

Review the properties of triangles in this chapter of the MTEL Elementary Mathematics exam study guide. The topics covered by these lessons include the area of triangles, perimeter of triangles, and how to identify similar triangles. Classifying triangles, interior and exterior angles, and constructing triangles are also discussed. By the end of this chapter, you should be familiar with:

- Definition of a triangle
- How to find the height of a triangle
- Hypotenuse formula
- Midsegment formula

Reviewing for your MTEL exam is made fun and interesting through the video lessons in this chapter. Any questions you have can be answered by the instructors, and you can test your understanding of the material presented by taking the accompanying self-assessment quizzes.

### 1. Triangles: Definition and Properties

What makes a shape a triangle? In this lesson, we'll explore the definition of a triangle, then analyze the parts of triangles, including the vertices, base and height.

### 2. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

### 3. Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Without realizing it, we calculate and use the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in regular everyday situations. Learn more about the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in this lesson, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

### 4. How to Identify Similar Triangles

Similar triangles have the same characteristics as similar figures but can be identified much more easily. Learn the shortcuts for identifying similar triangles here and test your ability with a quiz.

### 5. Angles and Triangles: Practice Problems

Want more practice solving with angle pairs? How about more review for solving angles in triangles? Look no further. Get more practice here, and test your ability with a quiz.

### 6. Classifying Triangles by Angles and Sides

Not all triangles are the same. There are equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles. Then there are right, acute and obtuse triangles. In this lesson, we'll learn how to classify triangles using their sides and angles.

### 7. Interior and Exterior Angles of Triangles: Definition & Examples

Knowing just a few things about the interior or exterior angles of triangles is sometimes all you need to put all the pieces together. Find out more in this lesson.

### 8. Constructing Triangles: Types of Geometric Construction

When you're asked to construct a triangle, it's time to break out that compass and straight edge! In this lesson, find out how to construct triangles no matter what you're given.

### 9. How to Find the Height of a Triangle

A triangle can be described using a variety of its characteristics, from its area, legs, hypotenuse, height, etc. This lesson will focus on the height of a triangle and two methods that can be used to solve when it is unknown.

### 10. Hypotenuse: Definition & Formula

The term hypotenuse refers to the longest side of a right triangle and has many properties important to both geometry and trigonometry. This lesson will describe the hypotenuse and give insight into its importance.

### 11. Midsegment: Theorem & Formula

Learn about the midsegment of a triangle and the way in which it's found. Read about the properties of the midsegment as they relate to the base, angles, perimeter and area, and then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

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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): Proof of Theorems
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Quadrilaterals
- MTEL Mathematics (Elementary): Polygons
- 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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