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Ch 41: NMTA Math: Geometric Solids

About This Chapter

These short, engaging videos address the geometric solids concepts you're likely to find on the NMTA Math certification assessment. As you work through the videos, be sure to submit any questions that arise to our instructors.

NMTA Math: Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

These fun, entertaining videos break down and illustrate the geometric solids concepts and measurement techniques you need to know for the NMTA certification assessment. As you work through this chapter, you can review:

  • The relationships between planes and polyhedrons
  • Volume calculations for basic shapes
  • Properties of prisms and cylinders
  • Characteristics of spheres, cones and pyramids

Educators who are serious about mastering these concepts and methods will not skip out on the lesson quizzes, which are a great way to practice using the ideas from the videos. Refer to the text transcripts for additional review of the topics. The most important information is presented in bold so it's easy to track down.

Objectives of the NMTA Math: Geometric Solids Chapter

The videos in this chapter demonstrate some of the geometric solids concepts and measurement techniques you could find in the geometry and measurement portion of the NMTA Mathematics assessment, which makes up 19% of the test. Use the lesson quizzes to introduce yourself to the format of the computer-administered NMTA Math exam. The assessment includes 150 multiple-choice questions and is given in a four-hour and fifteen-minute testing session.

7 Lessons in Chapter 41: NMTA Math: Geometric Solids
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

1. 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.

How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

2. How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

Squares pegs = square holes. Triangular pegs = triangular holes. But where does a sphere go? In this lesson, review volumes of common shapes while contrasting a sphere and a cylinder - after all, they both go into the circular hole... right?

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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