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Ch 29: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Area, Perimeter & Volume

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The video lessons in this chapter will give you a chance to review different geometric equations. Learn about area, perimeter and volume in preparation for the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Area, Perimeter & Volume - Chapter Summary

Let us help you review the different formulas for calculating the area, perimeter and volume of a variety of geometrical shapes. Use the video lessons in this chapter to explore the following topics:

  • Calculating the perimeter of polygons, rectangles and triangles
  • Determining the surface area of cubes, rectangular prisms, cylinders and pyramids
  • Measuring the volume of prisms, cubes, cylinders, cones and spheres
  • Figuring the area and circumference of circles
  • How to easily determine perimeter, area and volume of combined figures

This chapter has been developed to prepare you for questions related to geometry calculations on the MTEL Middle School Mathematics/Science exam. Use the timeline feature underneath the video to return to a particular section without having to repeat the entire video lesson. Utilize the self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson to test your skills with these formulas.

13 Lessons in Chapter 29: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Area, Perimeter & Volume
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

1. 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.

What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula

2. What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula

Area is the size of a two-dimensional surface. This lesson will define area, give some of the most common formulas, and give examples of those formulas. A quiz at the end of the lesson will allow you to work out some area problems on your own.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

3. 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.

Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

4. 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.

How to Calculate the Volume of a Cube: Formula & Practice

5. How to Calculate the Volume of a Cube: Formula & Practice

In this lesson, you will explore the formula used to calculate the volume of a cube. You will also gain a conceptual understanding of volume and appropriate units to use. Then test your knowledge in a brief quiz.

How to Find Surface Area of a Cube and a Rectangular Prism

6. How to Find Surface Area of a Cube and a Rectangular Prism

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the formula for the surface area of a rectangular prism. You will know what measurements you need to use it and how you can apply it to a cube as well.

How to Find Surface Area of a Cylinder

7. How to Find Surface Area of a Cylinder

Watch this video lesson to learn the formula you can use to find the surface area of a cylinder. Learn the measurements that you'll need as well as how to use them.

How to Find Surface Area of a Pyramid

8. How to Find Surface Area of a Pyramid

In this video lesson, we will learn how to take any pyramid, whether it's a pyramid in Egypt or a little toy pyramid, and calculate how much paint we will need to paint it. Learn the formula and what is behind it.

Volume of Prisms and Pyramids

9. 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.

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.

How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

11. 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?

Combined Figures: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

12. Combined Figures: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can break up the shapes in a combined figure to easily find the perimeter, area, and volume of the whole figure.

Circles: Area and Circumference

13. Circles: Area and Circumference

Understanding how to calculate the area and circumference of circles plays a vital role in some of our everyday functions. They serve as the foundation for operating with three-dimensional figures. Learn more about the area and circumference of circles in this lesson.

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