Ch 41: OAE Mathematics: Geometric Solids

About This Chapter

If you're having trouble remembering important geometric solids concepts, use the short, entertaining video lessons in this chapter to review for OAE Mathematics test.

OAE Mathematics: Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Each of these quick, appealing videos comes with a thorough transcript that highlights the important geometric solids concepts from the lesson. As you work through this chapter, you'll get demonstrations of:

  • Volume calculations of basic shapes
  • The relationships between planes and polyhedrons
  • Properties of pyramids, cones, cylinders and prisms
  • Finding the volume and area of a sphere

Use the lesson quizzes to practice using the methods and geometric solids concepts illustrated in the videos. If you have any questions about the geometric solids, volume-calculating techniques, or other concepts in this chapter, ask our instructors for help.

Objectives of the OAE Mathematics: Geometric Solids Chapter

This chapter covers the geometric solids concepts and techniques you'll likely encounter on the geometry and measurement portion of the OAE Mathematics certification exam, which makes up 19% of the test.

Our lesson quizzes introduce you to the OAE format and allow you to get an idea of how quickly you'll be able to work through the 150 questions on the four-and-a-quarter-hour, computer-administered exam. Use them to get practice and assess your exam-readiness.

7 Lessons in Chapter 41: OAE Mathematics: Geometric Solids
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

1. Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

Did you ever wonder what the pyramids in Egypt have to do with math? Watch this video to find out where in math a pyramid comes into play. Also, learn how flat, 2-dimensional shapes also come into play.

How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

2. How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

Squares pegs = square holes. Triangular pegs = triangular holes. But where does a sphere go? In this lesson, review volumes of common shapes while contrasting a sphere and a cylinder - after all, they both go into the circular hole... right?

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

3. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

4. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

5. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

6. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

7. Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the surface area and volume of spheres. Learn the formulas and measurements you need to solve problems and discover how to identify spheres in the real world.

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