Ch 46: NES Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals

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Review the basics of four-sided two-dimensional shapes with the lessons in this chapter. Take the quizzes and chapter test to get ready for the NES Middle Grades Math exam.

NES Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary

This chapter takes you through all things quadrilateral as you prepare for the National Evaluation Series (NES) Middle Grades Math test. It begins with basic definitions and types of quadrilaterals, then discusses some common shapes in greater detail. The shapes we discuss here include:

  • Parallelograms
  • Rhombuses
  • Kites
  • Rectangles
  • Squares
  • Trapezoids

Our great instructors make your test-prep studies as painless as possible by keeping things upbeat in these fun videos. The lessons feature entertaining graphics and are short (about five minutes each in length), so you can stay awake during your studies. The assessments contain multiple-choice questions similar to those you'll find on the real exam, so you'll have an opportunity to measure your comprehension of key concepts and to practice taking tests in general.

NES Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals Chapter Objectives

The content of this chapter focuses principally on the Measurement and Geometry content domain of the NES Middle Grades Mathematics exam, which accounts for about 25% of the overall test content. Understanding the properties of quadrilaterals is an integral part of demonstrating mastery of objective 0008, which tests knowledge of Euclidean geometry. The test has 150 multiple-choice questions in all, and you'll have 4 hours and 15 minutes to complete them. They score on a scaled system from 100-300 with a national benchmark score of 220 needed to pass. You will get your scaled score at the test center, but the detailed score report will take a couple of weeks to be published.

Registration can be completed at the NES website: be sure to check with your state licensing agency to make sure that you are supposed to register through NES rather than through the state. There you can also find a complete breakdown of the exam, testing centers and dates, and frequently asked questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 46: NES Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
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What is a Quadrilateral? - Definition, Properties, Types & Examples

1. What is a Quadrilateral? - Definition, Properties, Types & Examples

A quadrilateral is a closed figure with four straight sides. Learn the properties which make a shape a quadrilateral, how to locate its sides and vertices, and the difference between a concave and convex quadrilateral.

Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

2. Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

A parallelogram is a flat shape with four sides, with opposite sides that are equal and parallel. Study the definition of a parallelogram, the properties of the shape including sides and angles, and how to use proof theorems to identify this shape.

What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

3. What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

Rhombus is a special type of parallelogram with four equal sides and two parallel opposite sides. Learn about the definition of a rhombus, understand why it is considered a quadrilateral and a parallelogram, and discover the properties of its angles.

Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

4. Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

A potentially confusing topic in geometry like kites can be made simple by imagining its shape. Learn what a kite in geometry is, including its definition and properties, such as its sides and angles, and the special cases of a rhombus and square.

Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

5. Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

Rectangles are unique from other shapes. In this lesson, discover how to define a rectangle, explore the properties of rectangles, and learn how to draw one.

Squares: Definition and Properties

6. Squares: Definition and Properties

A square is a shape with four equal sides and four 90-degree angles. Explore the definition and properties of a square, how to calculate its perimeter and area, and examples of squares in the real world.

Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

7. Trapezoids: Definition and Properties

A trapezoid is a four-sided shape with exactly one pair of parallel sides. Learn about the definition and properties of trapezoids, explore relevant terms related to trapezoids, and discover different kinds of special trapezoids.

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