Ch 52: MTTC Math (Secondary): Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence

About This Chapter

Take the opportunity to become better-prepared for the MTTC Math (Secondary) examination. This chapter's online video lessons cover aspects of symmetry, similarity and congruence that you may have forgotten since college. The lessons include quizzes.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Symmetry, Similarity and Congruence - Chapter Summary

Brush up on symmetry, similarity and congruence of geometric shapes through this chapter's video lessons. They could enhance your ability to demonstrate various lines and shapes, and increase your capacity to determine their similarity. Watching these lessons prior to taking the MTTC Math (Secondary) examination could help you to:

  • Recognize lines of symmetry
  • Discuss the congruence and similarity of different shapes
  • Illustrate perpendicular, transverse and parallel lines
  • Find parallel and perpendicular lines in geometric shapes

Since these instructor-led video lessons are self paced, they are likely to fit into your busy schedule. The lessons include written transcripts, video tags for switching between topics and brief self-assessment quizzes to test your knowledge of this chapter's topics.

MTTC Math (Secondary): Symmetry, Similarity and Congruence Chapter Objectives

Reviewing the information in this chapter could help you correctly answer questions on the 'Measurement and Geometry' sub-area of the MTTC Math (Secondary) examination. The equivalent of 22% of the four-part examination, the sub-area evaluates your ability to understand the similarity and congruence of several shapes.

You will be given the option of computer or paper testing. The paper option includes a time limit of four hours and 30 minutes. If you choose to take the computer-administered examination, you will have up to two hours and 30 minutes for completion. Either version consists of 80 multiple-choice questions that, correctly answered, could qualify you for a mathematics teaching certification in Michigan.

7 Lessons in Chapter 52: MTTC Math (Secondary): Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Line of Symmetry in Geometric Shapes?

1. What is a Line of Symmetry in Geometric Shapes?

After viewing this lesson, you should be able to identify shapes that have a line of symmetry in them and know how to find where this line is. A short quiz to test your knowledge will follow the lesson.

Congruence in Geometric Shapes

2. Congruence in Geometric Shapes

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can determine whether two shapes are congruent or not. You will learn what the one criterion is when determining congruency between two shapes.

Similarity in Geometric Shapes

3. Similarity in Geometric Shapes

View this lesson to learn how you can determine whether shapes are similar. Find out how to use the one rule that tells you when your two shapes are geometrically similar.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

4. 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.

Identifying Parallel Lines in Geometric Shapes

5. Identifying Parallel Lines in Geometric Shapes

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can spot parallel lines in a rectangle, in a square, and in a parallelogram. You will learn how many pairs of parallel lines each of these shapes has.

Constructing Perpendicular Lines in Geometry

6. Constructing Perpendicular Lines in Geometry

In this video lesson, you will see how to use geometric construction to draw perpendicular lines. Learn why geometric construction is useful. Also find out the only two tools in addition to your pencil that you need to do this.

Identifying Perpendicular Lines in Geometric Shapes

7. Identifying Perpendicular Lines in Geometric Shapes

Do you know what a perpendicular line is? Do you know how to spot one in a geometric shape? This lesson will tell you how to spot perpendicular lines in squares, rectangles, triangles, and trapezoids.

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