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Ch 34: NES Math: Geometric Figures

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Watch our lessons to review facts on lines, points, triangles and other geometric figures. This part of our NES Math study guide offers videos, quizzes and plenty of other tools to help you get ready for test questions on this subject.

NES Math: Geometric Figures - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to refresh your understanding of points, lines and angles in geometry as you study for the NES Math test. Short videos, quizzes and other study aids can help you learn more about:

  • Measurements of line segments and rays
  • Points, lines, angles and geometric constructions
  • The midpoint theorem
  • How to equally divide line segments
  • Lines: perpendicular, parallel and transverse
  • Types of angles
  • Angle bisectors
  • How to inscribe equilateral triangles, square and regular hexagons inside circles

Our instructors have developed lively lessons, filled with examples and humor, that you'll enjoy watching on a computer or via handheld technology. Every video includes a clickable Timeline with links that make it easy to jump back to key parts of the lesson for review. Short quizzes follow each lesson, allowing you to see where your knowledge needs upgrading. You can even print off sheets of quiz questions to help you study on your own.

NES Math: Geometric Figures Chapter Objectives

The 150-question NES Math test is used in several states as one of the factors that determine competency for teacher certification in secondary-level mathematics. The test is computer-delivered and is made up of questions in multiple-choice format, like the lesson quizzes and chapter exam in this study guide. Taking our tests, in addition to letting you assess your knowledge, provides important practice answering questions in a format like you'll encounter on the NES exam.

The NES Math test's questions are divided into five content domains. Questions on geometric figures are in the Measurement and Geometry content domain, which adds up to 19% of the total scoring on the test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 34: NES Math: Geometric Figures
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.

Geometric Constructions Using Lines and Angles

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Constructing an Angle Bisector in Geometry

8. 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

9. 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.

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