Ch 51: MTTC Math (Secondary): Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids

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In your studies for the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) test complete the activities of this chapter to improve your knowledge about the types, components and properties of polyhedrons.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Watch our professional instructors in this series of lesson videos as they explain the different types and components of polyhedrons. Also follow along with these instructors as they demonstrate how to find the properties of the different polyhedrons. Once you've finished this chapter you should be better prepared for questions on the MTTC Mathematics (Secondary) exam asking about:

  • Characteristics and types of polyhedrons
  • Faces, edges and vertices
  • Front views, side views, top views and nets of 3D figures
  • Different applications of polyhedrons
  • Platonic solids
  • Finding the surface area of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres
  • Calculating the volume of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres

After watching these lesson videos, take the assessments that accompany them to find out what topics you don't understand, then return to the lessons to fortify your understanding of these topics. When you return to the lessons use the video tags to go directly to the topics you need to review and skip over the topics you already know. If you feel you would benefit more from an alternative review of the material, read over the lesson transcripts that present the same information in an easy to read format.

12 Lessons in Chapter 51: MTTC Math (Secondary): Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
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What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

1. What is a Polyhedron? - Characteristics & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to identify a polyhedron when you see one. You will also be able to tell your friends what the distinguishing identifying factor of a polyhedron is.

Types of Polyhedrons

2. Types of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to identify polyhedrons and you will become familiar with the common types of polyhedrons found in the world. You will also see real-world examples of polyhedrons in action.

Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

3. Counting Faces, Edges & Vertices of Polyhedrons

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to count how many faces, edges, and vertices a polyhedron has. Also, you will learn how the number of faces, edges, and vertices are related.

Front, Side & Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures

4. Front, Side & Top View of 3-Dimensional Figures

This lesson goes over the front, side, and top views of numerous 3-dimensional figures. You'll learn that while some look exactly the same from most angles, others do not.

Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

5. Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to deconstruct a 3-dimensional figure into its 2-dimensional net. Learn what kind of shape you will get after opening and flattening your 3-dimensional figure.

Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

6. Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

Did you ever wonder what the pyramids in Egypt have to do with math? Watch this video to find out where in math a pyramid comes into play. Also, learn how flat, 2-dimensional shapes also come into play.

What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

7. What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn that there are only five platonic solids in the whole world. You will also learn what they look like and see real-life examples.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

8. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

9. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

10. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

11. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

12. Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the surface area and volume of spheres. Learn the formulas and measurements you need to solve problems and discover how to identify spheres in the real world.

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