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Ch 53: MTTC Math (Secondary): Points, Lines & Angles

About This Chapter

This chapter will help you improve your knowledge about points, lines, line segments, rays and angles as you review for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) test.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Points, Lines & Angles - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you prepare for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam by refreshing your memory of the different types of lines and angles and geometric construction. Watch our expert instructors in the lesson videos of this chapter as they explain and demonstrate:

  • Measurements of line segments and rays
  • The role of points, lines and angles in geometry
  • Methods and tools used to construct geometric forms
  • The midpoint theorem and line segment bisection
  • Vertical, corresponding, alternate interior, complementary, supplementary and adjacent angles
  • Angle bisection
  • Using lines and angles to construct geometric shapes

If you develop any questions during the course of this chapter, be sure to send them to our instructors for clarification so that you can master the material presented before test day. Test your mastery of the material by completing the lesson assessments that accompany these videos. Then fortify your understanding of any material you haven't mastered by returning to the lesson videos with video tags or lesson transcripts.

14 Lessons in Chapter 53: MTTC Math (Secondary): Points, Lines & Angles
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Line Segments & Rays: Definition & Measurement

1. Line Segments & Rays: Definition & Measurement

Watch this video lesson to learn the difference between a line segment and a ray. You will also learn how to measure and add line segments. Learn why you can't measure or add a ray.

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.

Methods & Tools for Making Geometric Constructions

3. Methods & Tools for Making Geometric Constructions

Did you know that it's possible to do math without using numbers? This is exactly what Euclid did when he showed how to solve mathematical problems by drawing them out instead of with numbers.

Practice Making Geometric Constructions with Tools

4. Practice Making Geometric Constructions with Tools

There are a number of tools available to geometry students to help make their work a bit easier. In this lesson, we will review how to use many of them in order for you to get the most out of every geometry class.

Geometric Constructions Using Lines and Angles

5. Geometric Constructions Using Lines and Angles

Watch this video lesson to learn about geometric construction and how you can copy line segments and angles without using any numbers. All you need is a straight edge and a compass.

Line Segment Bisection & Midpoint Theorem: Geometric Construction

6. Line Segment Bisection & Midpoint Theorem: Geometric Construction

Watch this video lesson and you will learn how to bisect a line segment without measurements using just a compass and a straight edge. You'll also learn about the midpoint theorem, which lets you calculate the midpoint if you have the measurements.

Dividing Line Segments into Equal Parts: Geometric Construction

7. Dividing Line Segments into Equal Parts: Geometric Construction

Watch this video lesson to learn one way to easily divide any line segment into as many equal parts as you need. Also, learn where in real life this skill comes in handy.

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

8. 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.

Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical & Adjacent Angles

9. Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical & Adjacent Angles

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to locate complementary, supplementary, vertical, and adjacent angles. You will understand how easy it is to visually see them. You will also know what to look for.

Constructing an Angle Bisector in Geometry

10. Constructing an Angle Bisector in Geometry

Watch this video lesson to learn a cool way to split an angle in half. You can use this method to split a pie slice in half where you can be sure each side is equal.

Constructing Equilateral Triangles, Squares, and Regular Hexagons Inscribed in Circles

11. Constructing Equilateral Triangles, Squares, and Regular Hexagons Inscribed in Circles

Constructing an accurate triangle, square, or hexagon within a circle is a matter of a few simple steps, and can be extremely practical. In this lesson, we'll practice the construction of those three shapes.

What is an Acute Angle? - Definition, Description & Examples

12. What is an Acute Angle? - Definition, Description & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what makes an angle acute and see a few different examples of them. After the lesson, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

What is an Obtuse Angle? - Definition & Examples

13. What is an Obtuse Angle? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what angles, right angles, and obtuse angles are; you'll see a few examples of different obtuse angles. Test your knowledge with a brief quiz once you've completed the lesson.

What is a Right Angle? - Definition & Formula

14. What is a Right Angle? - Definition & Formula

In this lesson, you will learn about the properties that identify right angles. You will also discover where right angles can be found and learn about what makes them so useful. You can then test your knowledge with a quiz.

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