Ch 37: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area

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Use our lessons to refresh your skills in finding the perimeters and areas of various shapes. These videos and quizzes may help you with questions on this topic when you take the NMTA Middle Grades Math exam.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area - Chapter Summary

Let us help you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Math exam by offering a review of skills including finding the area and perimeter of rectangles, triangles and other shapes. Our lessons should help you brush up on your knowledge of the following topics in preparation for exam questions on:

  • Defining perimeter and area
  • Calculating perimeters and areas through the counting method
  • Using the formulas for measuring the area of a parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle and trapezoid
  • Finding the areas of triangles and rectangles

Led by expert instructors, you'll get a chance to refresh your grasp of concepts you may not have studied for several years. Our online lessons can be reviewed anywhere you have Internet access, on a computer, phone or tablet.

Objectives of the NMTA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area Chapter

Anyone seeking New Mexico certification to teach mathematics in the middle grades must pass the NMTA Middle Grades Math exam, which assesses your comprehension of math skills such as number sense, algebra and probability. The material covered in this chapter on perimeter and area is in the exam's subarea on measurement and geometry. This subarea makes up 25% of the exam.

All the questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Math exam are multiple-choice, asking you to read a question or work a problem and choose the correct answer from several options. The quizzes available with each lesson offer practice in taking a computer-delivered multiple-choice test. The quizzes also let you determine if there are any areas requiring additional study prior to test day.

7 Lessons in Chapter 37: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
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Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

1. Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Without realizing it, we calculate and use the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in regular everyday situations. Learn more about the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in this lesson, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Area: Definition & Counting Method

2. Area: Definition & Counting Method

Watch this video lesson to learn what area is and how you can count to find the area of certain shapes. You will see how you can use blocks to help you visualize the problem and find your answer.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

3. 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

4. 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.

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.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

6. 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 Triangles and Rectangles

7. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

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