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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in a foundations of geometry unit of a standard high school geometry course. Topics covered include:
- Geometry defined
- Inductive and deductive reasoning in geometry
- The early contributions of Thales and Pythagoras to geometry
- The axiomatic system
- Euclid's axiomatic geometry
- Undefined terms of geometry
- Postulates and theorems
- Geometric figures' properties and postulates
- Algebraic laws
1. What is Geometry?
Geometry can be traced all the way back to 2000 BC. Watch this video lesson and learn how much geometry has grown over time, and how people from Egypt, Greece, and France have contributed to the geometry we now use today.
2. Inductive & Deductive Reasoning in Geometry: Definition & Uses
Watch this video lesson, and you will learn how important inductive and deductive reasoning is in the field of mathematics, especially when dealing with proofs in geometry. Learn how these two fundamental forms of reasoning give rise to formal theorems.
3. Thales & Pythagoras: Early Contributions to Geometry
In this video lesson, you will learn about the contributions Thales and Pythagoras made to the study of geometry. Also learn which of their major contributions is still in use today.
4. The Axiomatic System: Definition & Properties
Learn what kinds of things are included in an axiomatic system in this video lesson. Also learn why consistency, independence, and completeness are important in axiomatic systems.
5. Euclid's Axiomatic Geometry: Developments & Postulates
Learn how the way we do proofs in geometry had its start with Euclid in this video lesson. Learn about his contributions to the geometry we know today. Also learn about the five basic truths that he used as a basis for all other teachings.
6. Undefined Terms of Geometry: Concepts & Significance
What do points, lines, planes, and sets have in common? Watch this video lesson to find out what they are, what they look like, and why they are called undefined terms.
7. Properties and Postulates of Geometric Figures
In geometry, there are some basic postulates that are relied upon as the basis for other theorems. Watch this video to learn about the postulates that deal with points, lines, and planes.
8. Algebraic Laws and Geometric Postulates
Watch this video to learn about the basic algebraic laws that are also part of the basic geometric postulates that form the basis for the geometry that we know and study today.
9. What are Perpendicular Lines? - Definition & Meaning
Perpendicular lines are shaped like a 'T' and have special properties that non-perpendicular lines don't have. Because of these special properties, it is important to be able to distinguish perpendicular lines from those that aren't. In this lesson, we will explore ways to determine whether or not two lines are perpendicular.
10. What is a Line Plot in Math? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore the functions and examples of a line plot. Also in this lesson, we will learn to create a line plot, create questions, and interpret data from a line plot.
11. What is a Linear Function? - Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn the key identifying mark of linear functions. You'll also learn how to graph them with just two points and how you can use the graph to easily find your answers.
12. What is a Trend Line in Math? - Definition, Equation & Analysis
Learn about trend lines, including what they are, how to calculate them, and how to interpret them when they are used in a graph. You will see the concepts unfold in a series of examples that will prepare you for solving a variety of practice problems.
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Other chapters within the NY Regents Exam - Geometry: Help and Review course
- NY Regents - Logic in Mathematics: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Introduction to Geometric Figures: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Similar Polygons: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Quadrilaterals: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Circular Arcs and Circles: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Analytical Geometry: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Triangles and Congruency: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Parallel Lines and Polygons: Help and Review
- NY Regents - Geometric Solids: Help and Review
- NY Regents Exam - Geometry Help and Review Flashcards