Ch 27: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Principles of Geometry

About This Chapter

Further explore the principles of geometry in preparation for taking the MTEL Middle School Math/Science examination. This chapter includes engaging video lessons and short quizzes that will refresh your memory of geometry concepts.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Principles of Geometry - Chapter Summary

Ensure your familiarity with the points, lines and angles of geometry when you watch the video lessons in this chapter. Expand your capacity to solve problems involving polygons and triangles, solve angle pairs, understand math transformations and locate missing angles. Study these informational lessons on fundamental geometry principles in preparation for answering pertinent questions on the MTEL Middle School Math/Science examination. You can expect your review to add to your ability to:

  • Explain the importance of undefined geometry terms
  • Increase your understanding of geometric lines and angles
  • Identify the shapes and properties of polygons and triangles
  • Explore different angle relationships, and relate various lines to real-life objects
  • Recognize similar triangles and complementary angles
  • Describe four transformations in mathematics

Fun as well as entertaining, these online video lessons are designed for those who want to recall the principles of geometry as well as learners who would like to acquire some new information. Teacher-narrated and self-paced, the lessons can either be paused or re-watched as you incorporate them into your routine. Worksheets and quiz results can be printed out for use as study tools.

10 Lessons in Chapter 27: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Principles of Geometry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Undefined Terms of Geometry: Concepts & Significance

1. Undefined Terms of Geometry: Concepts & Significance

What do points, lines, planes, and sets have in common? Watch this video lesson to find out what they are, what they look like, and why they are called undefined terms.

Points, Lines & Angles in Geometry

2. Points, Lines & Angles in Geometry

After watching this video lesson, you should understand the basic terms that form the foundation of geometry. Learn what a point is, what a line is, what an angle is, and learn about a special type of angle called a right angle.

What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles

3. What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles

Polygons are everywhere! In this lesson, you will learn what they are and what they look like. You will also learn about a special class of polygons and how to find its angles.

Types of Angles: Vertical, Corresponding, Alternate Interior & Others

4. Types of Angles: Vertical, Corresponding, Alternate Interior & Others

In addition to basic right, acute, or obtuse angles, there are many other types of angles or angle relationships. In this lesson, we will learn to identify these angle relationships and discuss their measurements.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

5. Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

What are the different types of lines? Where are they visible in the real world and how can you recognize them? Find out here and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Triangles: Definition and Properties

6. 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.

How to Identify Similar Triangles

7. 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.

Angles and Triangles: Practice Problems

8. 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.

Vertical Angles & Complementary Angles: Definition & Examples

9. Vertical Angles & Complementary Angles: Definition & Examples

Special angles make your life easier. Learn how you can use the properties of special angles to help you find the measurements of missing angles in this video lesson.

Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

10. Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

In geometry, transformation refers to the movement of objects in the coordinate plane. This lesson will define and give examples of each of the four common transformations and end with a quiz to make sure you are moving in the right direction.

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