Ch 28: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Quadrilaterals

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to reinforce what you know about quadrilaterals. Our videos, in conjunction with lesson quizzes, help you study this subject matter for the NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest III: Mathematics test. NES tests are now used by the state of New Mexico in place of this NMTA test.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors remind you of the definitions and properties of various quadrilaterals. In this chapter, lessons cover topics such as:

  • Properties of quadrilaterals
  • Parallelogram proof theorems
  • Rhombus characteristics
  • Kites in geometry
  • Construction of rectangles
  • Properties of squares and trapezoids

Each video is typically less than 10 minutes long and contains compelling presentations by experienced instructors and engaging visuals. You can view these videos at home or on-the-go by watching them on a laptop, smart phone or tablet. Lesson transcripts are also available as a convenient way to review lesson materials.

NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Quadrilaterals Chapter Objectives

In the state of New Mexico, teachers must take the NES Essential Academic Skills Subtest III: Mathematics test as part of their initial licensure requirements. The test includes questions in 5 competencies. Quadrilateral questions fall under the 3rd competency: Understand measurement principles and geometry concepts.

The test has 45 multiple-choice questions. Be sure to take our multiple-choice chapter exam to prepare to answer questions about quadrilaterals on your test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 28: NMTA Essential Academic Skills Math: Quadrilaterals
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What is a Quadrilateral? - Definition, Properties, Types & Examples

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

This lesson explains the definition and properties of a quadrilateral. We will look at examples of two categories of quadrilaterals. At the end, you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

2. 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.

What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

3. What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

Watch this video lesson to learn why rhombuses are a special type of quadrilateral. Also, learn why a rhombus is also a parallelogram. Watch as we explore the sides and angles of a rhombus.

Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

4. Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

A kite in geometry looks a lot like a kite in the sky! Watch this video lesson to see for yourself. Also, learn about the side and angle properties of kites that make them unique.

Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

5. 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.

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.

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