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MTLE Elementary Education: Geometry & Measurement - Chapter Summary
Reacquaint yourself with some of the major concepts in the area of geometry and measurement, including points, lines, angles and standard units of measurement. The lessons get you geared up for answering mathematics questions on the MTLE Elementary Education Subtest 2 by ensuring you can do the following:
- Define symmetry in math
- Understand and graph transformations
- Explain the Pythagorean theorem
- Utilize indirect measurements and and common unit conversions
- Discuss important geometric tools
- Define basic geometric shapes and surface area
- Apply similarity and scale factors
If you have a background in mathematics, you may not need to review everything in this chapter, and instead you can pick and choose topics based on your needs. If mathematics is not your strong suit, start at the first lesson in this chapter and work your way through one video at a time. Remember, you can pause the video lessons, re-watch them, or skip around to find specific information. You can also send questions to our instructors if you need further explanations. As your test date for the MTLE Elementary Education exam gets closer, practice with our multiple-choice questions on the quizzes or the chapter exam.
1. 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.
2. What is Symmetry in Math? - Definition & Concept
Symmetry occurs in many areas of mathematics. This lesson explains symmetry in math and explores the three basic types of symmetry: rotational symmetry, reflection symmetry, and point symmetry.
3. 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.
4. The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application
The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous geometric theorems. Written by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, this theorem makes it possible to find a missing side length of a right triangle. Learn more about the famous theorem here and test your understanding with a quiz.
5. Indirect Measurement: Definition & Examples
Learn what indirect measurement is and see what is involved when we use this measuring tool. Become comfortable applying indirect measurement through explanation and examples.
6. Volumes of Shapes: Definition & Examples
Volume is defined as the 3-dimensional space enclosed by a boundary. In this lesson we will define volume, give some of the most common formulas and then work some example problems to become familiar with the formulas. There will be a quiz at the end of the lesson for practice.
7. What is Surface Area? - Definition & Formulas
In this lesson, you use general and specific formulas to learn how to find the surface area of three-dimensional shapes, such as cubes, prisms, spheres, cones and cylinders.
8. Similarity in Geometry: Application & Practice
This lesson will go over similarity in geometry. We will be defining similar shapes, looking at their properties, and using these properties in real-world, everyday applications.
9. Applying Scale Factors to Perimeter, Area, and Volume of Similar Figures
How do shapes change sizes yet retain their proportions and similarities to other shapes? In this lesson, we'll look at what a scale factor is and how to apply it. We'll consider scale factors with regards to three different aspects of similar shapes: perimeter, area and volume.
10. Standard Units of Measurement for Length, Weight, Time & Capacity
Watch this video lesson to learn how to recognize the various units of measurement for length, weight, time and volume. Learn to recognize both U.S. units and metric units.
11. Common Unit Conversions
Watch this video lesson, and you will become a pro at converting between inches and feet, between feet and yards, and between quarts and gallons. Learn the special numbers involved in each conversion.
12. Geometric Tools: Definition, Importance & Uses
Did you know that you can draw almost any geometric shape with just a few tools? Learn what these tools are in this lesson and how important and useful they are.
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