Ch 37: OAE Mathematics: Parallel Lines & Polygons

About This Chapter

Study for your OAE Mathematics test though these engaging video and test lessons. Review the characteristics of parallel lines and polygons through this chapter's lesson, then test that knowledge with the assessment quizzes before taking the test.

OAE Mathematics: Parallel Lines and Polygons - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter can help you map out strategies for using parallel lines as well as different kinds of polygons. Look to the lessons for help with outlining the differences between regular and irregular polygons as you prepare to take the OAE Mathematics examination. Consult this chapter's video lessons to review:

  • Identifying angles, corresponding angles and alternate interior angles
  • Using parallel lines statements and converse statements
  • Explaining the parallel postulate
  • Identifying the parts of polygons
  • Determining the number of diagonal lines a polygon has
  • Measuring the perimeter and area of a regular polygon
  • Finding the sum of a polygon

Recall everything you need to know about parallel lines and polygons by watching this chapter's video lessons. They were crafted to ensure your excellence in these areas, and they could also help you answer some of the questions on the OAE Mathematics examination. Take advantage of the ability to study anywhere as long as you have access to an Internet-connected device. The well-educated video instructors answer your related questions. Optimize the learning experience by taking the included quizzes and the chapter examination.

OAE Mathematics: Parallel Lines and Polygons Chapter Objectives

When you take the OAE Mathematics examination, you'll answer 150 multiple-choice questions in approximately four hours and 15 minutes. The test is computer-based and covers parallel lines and polygons as well as other mathematical content areas. The topics in this chapter are part of the Measurement and Geometry domain area; this domain makes up 19% of the test questions. Your mastery of this material will be assessed as will your qualifications for a mathematics endorsement in the state of Ohio. An on-screen calculator will be provided for your use during the examination.

9 Lessons in Chapter 37: OAE Mathematics: Parallel Lines & Polygons
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Angles Formed by a Transversal

1. Angles Formed by a Transversal

When you have a pair of parallel lines and a transversal, something very interesting happens to the angles that are formed. You can see this happen in real life at street intersections and such. Watch this video lesson to learn about all of this.

Parallel Lines: How to Prove Lines Are Parallel

2. Parallel Lines: How to Prove Lines Are Parallel

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can prove that two lines are parallel just by matching up pairs of angles. Learn which angles to pair up and what to look for.

Using Converse Statements to Prove Lines Are Parallel

3. Using Converse Statements to Prove Lines Are Parallel

Because a pair of parallel lines produces unique angle characteristics, we can use this information to our advantage. Watch this video lesson to see how we turn this advantage into converse statements to help us prove parallel lines.

The Parallel Postulate: Definition & Examples

4. The Parallel Postulate: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about an important postulate in Euclidean geometry, called the Parallel Postulate. It sounds kind of hard, but this lesson explains it in simple terms and provides several examples of it as well.

Regular Polygons: Definition & Parts

5. Regular Polygons: Definition & Parts

What makes a polygon a polygon? And what shapes are considered polygons? In this lesson, find out the answers to these questions and more as we learn all about polygons and their parts.

How to Find the Number of Diagonals in a Polygon

6. How to Find the Number of Diagonals in a Polygon

At first, you might think that the diagonals of a polygon are pretty useless, but watch this video lesson to learn how diagonals are used in real life. You will learn the formula to find how many diagonals a polygon has as well as how to use it.

Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

7. Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

In this video lesson, you will learn the process you need to take to find the perimeter of polygons. You will also learn that there is a shortcut if your polygon is a regular polygon.

Measuring the Area of Regular Polygons: Formula & Examples

8. Measuring the Area of Regular Polygons: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn why a regular polygon makes your life easier when it comes to finding the area inside one. Learn the one formula for area that will work for any type of regular polygon.

How to Measure the Angles of a Polygon & Find the Sum

9. How to Measure the Angles of a Polygon & Find the Sum

Watch this video lesson to learn the one formula that lets you find the measure of angles in any regular polygon. Also, learn how you can tell if you are working with a regular polygon or not.

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