Ch 24: NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Perimeter & Area

About This Chapter

Brush up on the rules for finding the perimeter and area of different geometric shapes. This chapter consists of video lessons with which you can review these topics before you take on the NES Essential Academic Skills Math examination.

NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Perimeter and Area - Chapter Summary

Complete with examples, this chapter on perimeter and area outlines the characteristics of some geometric shapes and teaches you to calculate missing information. When you watch the video lessons and read the text transcripts, you could be reminded of how to determine the length of the sides of a quadrilateral or measure the sides of a rectangle to calculate its perimeter. This chapter's videos and self-assessment quizzes can help you with:

  • Finding the perimeter of polygons and triangles
  • Calculating the perimeter of quadrilaterals or irregular and combined shapes
  • Measuring the area of parallelograms, rhombuses and trapezoids
  • Finding the area of rectangles and triangles

The online video lessons are animated, self-paced and informational. Watch them via your Web-connected device or print out the quiz results for offline study at your convenience. Video tags take you immediately to the lessons' main topics, and you can also pause and rewind the tutorial videos as necessary.

NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Perimeter and Area Chapter Objectives

The geometry section of the NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest III - Mathematics test will assess your ability to properly analyze and solve problems involving perimeter and area. As you pursue educator certification, recall the subjects that were addressed in this chapter's videos in order to correctly answer some of the 45 multiple-choice questions on the examination. You'll have up to one hour to complete the computer-based assessment. A score report will be sent about two weeks after you've completed the examination.

8 Lessons in Chapter 24: NES Essential Academic Skills Math: Perimeter & Area
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Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

1. Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

In this video lesson, you will learn the process you need to take to find the perimeter of polygons. You will also learn that there is a shortcut if your polygon is a regular polygon.

Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

2. Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Without realizing it, we calculate and use the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in regular everyday situations. Learn more about the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in this lesson, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Perimeter of Quadrilaterals and Irregular or Combined Shapes

3. Perimeter of Quadrilaterals and Irregular or Combined Shapes

Sometimes you need to figure out a shape's perimeter whether you have all the information you want or not. In this lesson, you'll learn how to find the perimeter of any quadrilateral as well as more complicated irregular and combined shapes.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

4. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

5. Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

Did you know that there are three ways to find the area of a rhombus? Watch this video lesson to learn all three of them. See what information you need for each method as well as the steps required for each.

Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

6. Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

Look around you, and you see rectangles all over the place. And if you see paint, carpet, or anything that covers a rectangular area, you can be sure that someone has measured the area of the rectangle. Watch this video lesson to learn more.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

7. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

8. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

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