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Ch 34: NMTA Math: Geometric Figures

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In New Mexico, the National Evaluation Series Mathematics assessment has replaced the NMTA Mathematics assessment. Explore fun video lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to gauge your comprehension of geometric figures as you get ready to take the NES Mathematics assessment.

NMTA Math: Geometric Figures - Chapter Summary

Watch the video lessons in this chapter to better grasp geometric figures as you prepare to take your NES Mathematics assessment. These lessons can help you familiarize yourself with the materials and also get you ready to answer questions related to:

  • Understanding line segments and rays
  • Constructing an angle bisector in geometry
  • Analyzing points, lines and angles in geometry
  • Dividing line segments into equal parts
  • Constructing equilateral triangles, squares and regular hexagons
  • Getting the gist of parallel, perpendicular and transverse lines
  • Defining and analyzing vertical, corresponding, alternate interior and other types of angles

Instructors in the video lessons guide you through each concept, allowing you to refresh your memory in preparation for the exam. This comprehensive approach can make it easier to analyze and perform the functions of geographic figures while engaging a fun learning process.

NMTA Math: Geometric Figures Chapter Objectives

The NES Math assessment tests your knowledge of a variety of math concepts to ensure you're prepared to secure your teaching license or endorsement in New Mexico. The topics covered in this NMTA Math: Geometric Figures chapter are found in the measurement and geometry portion of the exam, which constitutes about 19% of the assessment. You can use the self-assessment quizzes in this chapter to gauge how far you've come in refreshing your knowledge of geometric figures. These quizzes also show you the types of questions you'll find on the exam.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple choice and require you to read a question, paragraph or statement before answering a question. You will find four answers to choose from that are typically characterized by numbers or short statements. Your job will be to choose the number or statement that best answers the question.

9 Lessons in Chapter 34: NMTA Math: Geometric Figures
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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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