Ch 30: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: 3D Shapes & Geometric Solids

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Our lessons help you brush up your geometry skills for the NMTA Essential Academic Skills Subtest III: Mathematics test. Watch these videos and take lesson quizzes to study 3D shapes and geometric solids for the test.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: 3D Shapes & Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Refresh your knowledge of key terms and measurement of 3D shapes and geometric solids. Lessons in this chapter help you prepare for test questions related to:

  • Defining 3D shapes
  • Identifying types of platonic solids
  • Demonstrating examples of planes and polyhedrons
  • Measuring the area and volume of prisms and pyramids
  • Defining cylinders, cones and spheres and measuring their area and volume

Our video lessons offer a convenient and effective way to study geometry concepts. Each video is less than 10 minutes long and can be watched anywhere on your mobile device. If you need to re-watch a video, you can do so in its entirety or use video tags to jump to a main point in a lesson.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: 3D Shapes & Geometric Solids Chapter Objectives

The NMTA Essential Academic Skills Subtest III: Mathematics is one of the tests the state of New Mexico requires teachers to take for initial licensure. The test includes questions in five competencies, one of which is to understand measurement principles and geometry concepts. Use our lessons and the chapter exam to prepare yourself to answer geometry questions about 3D shapes and geometric solids on the test. The test consists of 45 multiple-choice questions. It is offered in a computerized format and the test session lasts for 1 hour.

8 Lessons in Chapter 30: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: 3D Shapes & Geometric Solids
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What are 3D Shapes? - Definition & Examples

1. What are 3D Shapes? - Definition & Examples

What's the difference between 2D and 3D shapes? Learn the answer to this question in this lesson. You will also explore what makes spheres and cubes 3D shapes.

Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

2. Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

Did you ever wonder what the pyramids in Egypt have to do with math? Watch this video to find out where in math a pyramid comes into play. Also, learn how flat, 2-dimensional shapes also come into play.

What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

3. What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn that there are only five platonic solids in the whole world. You will also learn what they look like and see real-life examples.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

4. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

5. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

6. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

7. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

8. Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the surface area and volume of spheres. Learn the formulas and measurements you need to solve problems and discover how to identify spheres in the real world.

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