# Ch 40: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines

### About This Chapter

## NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines - Chapter Summary

You can use the video lessons in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of properties of lines as you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment. The lessons explore line segments, geometric constructions, angles and more so you're prepared to answer questions that address the following on the test:

- Defining and measuring line segments and rays
- Understanding points, lines and angles in geometry
- Making geometric constructions with lines, angles and tools
- Getting the gist of line segment bisection and midpoint theorem
- Identifying vertical, corresponding, alternate interior and other types of angles
- Measuring complementary, supplementary, vertical and adjacent angles
- Constructing an angle bisector in geometry

Instructors in the video lessons offer the methods necessary to ensure you fully understand the properties of lines as you prepare for the exam. The videos are also highly entertaining, making the preparation process fun.

### Objectives of the NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines Chapter

The goal of the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment is to determine how well you understand the subject as you get ready to teach in the classroom. It also ensures you're qualified to secure your teaching license or endorsements in New Mexico. The topics covered in this NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines chapter are located in the measurement and geometry portion of the test, which constitutes about 25% of the total exam. In addition to watching the video lessons, take time to review the video transcripts to ensure you fully understand the materials. Also, use the lesson quizzes found in this chapter to practice answering questions similar to those found on the test.

The assessment is made up of all multiple-choice questions. The questions typically take the form of short paragraphs, sentences or questions and may be accompanied by diagrams, graphs or illustrations to help solve problems. Each question is followed by a set of four answers, one of which you will be asked to select as the best response.

### 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.

### 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.

### 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.

### 4. Practice Making Geometric Constructions with Tools

There are a number of tools available to geometry students to help make their work a bit easier. In this lesson, we will review how to use many of them in order for you to get the most out of every geometry class.

### 5. 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.

### 6. 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.

### 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.

### 8. Complementary, Supplementary, Vertical & Adjacent Angles

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to locate complementary, supplementary, vertical, and adjacent angles. You will understand how easy it is to visually see them. You will also know what to look for.

### 9. 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.

### 10. 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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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics (203): Practice & Study Guide course

- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Estimating & Rounding
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Number Theory
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Integers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Decimals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Percents
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Money & Consumer Math
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Functions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Graphing Functions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Inequalities
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Factoring
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing & Solving One-Step Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Writing & Solving Two-Step Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: The Coordinate Graph
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Measurement
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Triangles
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Similar Polygons
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Circles
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Transformations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data & Graphs
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Statistics
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Samples & Populations
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Probability
- NMTA Middle Grades Math: Sets
- NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics Flashcards