Ch 38: NES Math: Quadrilaterals

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Watch our video lessons to refresh your knowledge of the process of measuring the area of quadrilaterals as you prepare for the NES Math test. We offer several kinds of study tools to aid in your test review.

NES Math: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons can help you brush up on your understanding of various four-sided geometric figures and ways of measuring them. Use our videos to get ready for NES Math exam questions on topics that include:

  • Proof theorems for parallelograms
  • How to measure the area of a parallelogram, trapezoid and a rhombus
  • Properties of a rectangle
  • Formula for finding the area of a rectangle
  • Properties of trapezoids and squares
  • How to find the area of complex figures

Our study guide is an easy-to-follow series of short video lessons and quizzes that can support you in preparing for the NES Math test. The instructors use animation, examples and plenty of practice problems to review information, and you can contact them if you have questions. A written transcript highlights important terms in the lesson, and you can monitor your progress with our Dashboard feature.

NES Math: Quadrilaterals Objectives

In five states, passing the NES Math exam is one of the requirements for becoming certified to teach math at the secondary level. All the questions on the NES test are multiple-choice, like those on our lesson quizzes. Taking our quizzes will prepare you for the format you'll face on the NES Math test in addition to pointing out where you need extra study before test day.

There are five content areas on the NES Math exam, and questions on quadrilaterals are in the section on Measurement and Geometry. This content domain accounts for 19% of the test.

9 Lessons in Chapter 38: NES Math: Quadrilaterals
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Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

1. Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can identify parallelograms. You will see the unique properties that belong to the parallelogram. You will see the special side and angle characteristics needed to prove a certain shape is a parallelogram.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

2. 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

3. 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.

Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

4. Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

Watch this video lesson to learn a bit about rectangles. Learn why rectangles are the building blocks of many homes. Also, learn about the properties that make a rectangle unique from other shapes. Finally, learn how you can draw one.

Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

5. 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.

Squares: Definition and Properties

6. Squares: Definition and Properties

Squares can be found in many places in the real world. Watch this video lesson to see how useful they can be and also to learn how to find the perimeter and area of a square.

Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

7. Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

Watch this video lesson to learn what a trapezoid has to do with a triangle. Also, learn the special words that describe the various parts of a trapezoid. You will also see special types of trapezoids.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

8. 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 Complex Figures

9. Area of Complex Figures

Finding the area of shapes isn't always as simple as it is with squares and rectangles. In this lesson, you'll learn how to find the area of complex figures. This includes finding the area of unusual shapes and finding the area of parts of shapes.

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