Ch 38: MTLE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals & Polygons

About This Chapter

This chapter can help you review the definition, properties and construction of polygons and quadrilaterals. Prepare for the MTLE Mathematics test with our short videos and self-assessment quizzes.

MTLE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals & Polygons - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, we focus on defining different quadrilaterals and polygons as well as help you review how to apply this knowledge to solve related problems on the MTLE Mathematics exam. This chapter will help you review:

  • Properties and proof theorems of parallelograms
  • Characteristics of rectangles, squares, and trapezoids
  • Parts of regular polygons
  • Finding diagonals in a polygon
  • Measuring angles of a polygon and finding the sum
  • Geometric proofs of polygons
  • Defining and constructing similar polygons

With an understanding of the different inherent properties of quadrilaterals and polygons, you'll be ready to apply this knowledge to problems dealing with quadrilaterals and polygons on your MTLE Mathematics exam. The expert-led video lessons come equipped with useful video tags for easy navigation, allowing you to learn at your own pace. Additionally, accurate transcripts accompany each video so you'll never have to worry about missing information.

10 Lessons in Chapter 38: MTLE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals & Polygons
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Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

1. Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can identify parallelograms. You will see the unique properties that belong to the parallelogram. You will see the special side and angle characteristics needed to prove a certain shape is a parallelogram.

Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

2. Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

Watch this video lesson to learn a bit about rectangles. Learn why rectangles are the building blocks of many homes. Also, learn about the properties that make a rectangle unique from other shapes. Finally, learn how you can draw one.

Squares: Definition and Properties

3. Squares: Definition and Properties

Squares can be found in many places in the real world. Watch this video lesson to see how useful they can be and also to learn how to find the perimeter and area of a square.

Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

4. Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

Watch this video lesson to learn what a trapezoid has to do with a triangle. Also, learn the special words that describe the various parts of a trapezoid. You will also see special types of trapezoids.

Regular Polygons: Definition & Parts

5. Regular Polygons: Definition & Parts

What makes a polygon a polygon? And what shapes are considered polygons? In this lesson, find out the answers to these questions and more as we learn all about polygons and their parts.

How to Find the Number of Diagonals in a Polygon

6. How to Find the Number of Diagonals in a Polygon

At first, you might think that the diagonals of a polygon are pretty useless, but watch this video lesson to learn how diagonals are used in real life. You will learn the formula to find how many diagonals a polygon has as well as how to use it.

How to Measure the Angles of a Polygon & Find the Sum

7. How to Measure the Angles of a Polygon & Find the Sum

Watch this video lesson to learn the one formula that lets you find the measure of angles in any regular polygon. Also, learn how you can tell if you are working with a regular polygon or not.

Geometric Proofs for Polygons

8. Geometric Proofs for Polygons

Watch this video lesson to learn why it is important for you to learn how to do formal proofs in geometry. Also learn how to set up a proof and how to successfully execute one.

Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples

9. Similar Polygons: Definition and Examples

Watch this video to learn what makes two polygons similar to each other. You'll also learn the one distinguishing aspect of similar polygons and see an example of how to compare two polygons.

Constructing Similar Polygons

10. Constructing Similar Polygons

This lesson will teach you how to construct similar polygons, which are very useful in many quantitative fields. You'll learn that all of this has something to do with, of all things, snowflakes!

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