Ch 45: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals

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Watch engaging video lessons to refresh your understanding of quadrilaterals as you get ready to take the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test. A different practice quiz is available at the end of each lesson to give you an opportunity to test your knowledge.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary

Let us help you prepare for the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test by examining the definition, properties and types of quadrilaterals. The lessons in this chapter are designed to get you ready to answer questions on the test that address the following:

  • Defining quadrilaterals and parallelograms
  • Analyzing proof theorems
  • Understanding the definition and properties of a rhombus
  • Getting the gist of the definition and properties of squares and trapezoids
  • Comprehending the construction of rectangles
  • Defining kites in geometry

The instructors in the video lessons offer comprehensive guidance that ensures you're prepared to tackle this portion of the exam. Videos are high quality with entertaining visual effects that help you study in a fun and relaxed environment.

NMTA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals Chapter Objectives

The topics covered in this NMTA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals chapter are located in the geometry and measurement portion of the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics test, which constitutes about 25% of the total exam. Keeping in mind that the test is designed to test your knowledge of the subject matter and ensure you're prepared to obtain your New Mexico teaching license or endorsement, it's good to review the video lessons regularly until you feel confident that you understand this portion of the test. You can also take self-assessment quizzes to strengthen your knowledge of the materials, while gaining practice answering questions similar to those found on the test.

The roughly 150 questions on the NMTA Middle Grades Mathematics assessment are all multiple-choice and typically take the form of short paragraphs, sentences or questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 45: NMTA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

2. What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties

Watch this video lesson to learn why rhombuses are a special type of quadrilateral. Also, learn why a rhombus is also a parallelogram. Watch as we explore the sides and angles of a rhombus.

Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

3. Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties

A kite in geometry looks a lot like a kite in the sky! Watch this video lesson to see for yourself. Also, learn about the side and angle properties of kites that make them unique.

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.

Squares: Definition and Properties

5. 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

6. 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.

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