Ch 38: NMTA Math: Quadrilaterals

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Use our lessons to review information on the properties of various shapes and how to determine their areas as you study for the NMTA Math exam. These videos and quizzes may aid you in correctly answering these types of exam questions.

NMTA Math: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary

Watch the lessons in this chapter to brush up on facts about various shapes and the formulas used to find their areas. These videos and quizzes may assist you in answering NMTA questions on these topics:

  • Understanding properties and proof theorems of parallelograms
  • Measure the areas of a parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle and trapezoid
  • Defining squares and trapezoids
  • Obtaining the area of complex figures

These brief video lessons break these topics into understandable segments and help you prepare for the exam. You can practice your skills by taking the self-assessment quizzes, as well. With this knowledge of how to perform these calculations, you'll be ready on exam day.

Objectives of the NMTA Math: Quadrilaterals Chapter

New Mexico requires that anyone seeking state certification to teach mathematics pass the NMTA Math exam. The topics covered in the Quadrilaterals chapter are part of the exam's subarea on measurement and geometry, which comprises 19% of the total exam.

All questions on the NMTA Math exam are multiple-choice, and the test is administered by computer. The quizzes that are included with each of our lessons are also in this format, so they can give you experience in answering these types of questions. You also have the opportunity to assess your knowledge through the quizzes, allowing you to review areas that require more attention before taking the exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 38: NMTA Math: Quadrilaterals
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Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

1. 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.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

2. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

3. Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

Did you know that there are three ways to find the area of a rhombus? Watch this video lesson to learn all three of them. See what information you need for each method as well as the steps required for each.

Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

4. 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.

Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

5. Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

Look around you, and you see rectangles all over the place. And if you see paint, carpet, or anything that covers a rectangular area, you can be sure that someone has measured the area of the rectangle. Watch this video lesson to learn more.

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.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

8. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Area of Complex Figures

9. Area of Complex Figures

Finding the area of shapes isn't always as simple as it is with squares and rectangles. In this lesson, you'll learn how to find the area of complex figures. This includes finding the area of unusual shapes and finding the area of parts of shapes.

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