Ch 35: OAE Mathematics: Properties of Triangles

About This Chapter

As you prepare for the OAE Mathematics exam, prepare for questions that may ask you about the properties of triangles. Complete the activities of this chapter to review the steps used when finding the measures of angles, sides, perimeters and areas of triangles.

OAE Mathematics: Properties of Triangles - Chapter Summary

Watch the short engaging videos if this chapter to review the equations and theorems used to find the properties of triangles. As you do, follow along with professional instructors as they work through example problems and explain each step in the process. After watching these videos, you should be better prepared for questions on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Mathematics related to:

  • Finding the area and perimeter of triangles
  • Classifications of triangles
  • Interior and exterior angles of triangles
  • Identifying properties of similar triangles
  • Bisectors of triangles
  • Properties of concurrent lines in a triangle
  • Properties of dilations
  • The Pythagorean theorem

If at any time you become confused about a topic of this chapter, send your questions to our instructors so that they can clarify your understanding of the material. Further reinforce your mastery over the chapter by working on lesson worksheets and taking lesson quizzes. Use the quiz results to determine areas of weakness and then return to these areas with video tags or read over the lesson transcripts to improve your understanding of the chapter.

OAE Mathematics: Properties of Triangles Chapter Objectives

Educators take the OAE Mathematics to demonstrate their mastery over the field of mathematics and complete a requirement for certification. This computer-based certification exam is composed of 150 multiple-choice questions, which are given in a four hour and 15 minute testing session. Nineteen percent of the questions you will see on the exam are part of the measurements and geometry domain, and this section may include some asking about the properties of triangles. This chapter has been put together to aid in your review of the equations and theorems used when findings these properties so that you can efficiently answer these questions.

11 Lessons in Chapter 35: OAE Mathematics: Properties of Triangles
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Triangles: Definition and Properties

1. Triangles: Definition and Properties

What makes a shape a triangle? In this lesson, we'll explore the definition of a triangle, then analyze the parts of triangles, including the vertices, base and height.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

2. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

Classifying Triangles by Angles and Sides

3. Classifying Triangles by Angles and Sides

Not all triangles are the same. There are equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles. Then there are right, acute and obtuse triangles. In this lesson, we'll learn how to classify triangles using their sides and angles.

Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

4. Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Without realizing it, we calculate and use the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in regular everyday situations. Learn more about the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in this lesson, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Interior and Exterior Angles of Triangles: Definition & Examples

5. Interior and Exterior Angles of Triangles: Definition & Examples

Knowing just a few things about the interior or exterior angles of triangles is sometimes all you need to put all the pieces together. Find out more in this lesson.

How to Identify Similar Triangles

6. How to Identify Similar Triangles

Similar triangles have the same characteristics as similar figures but can be identified much more easily. Learn the shortcuts for identifying similar triangles here and test your ability with a quiz.

Median, Altitude, and Angle Bisectors of a Triangle

7. Median, Altitude, and Angle Bisectors of a Triangle

Line segments in triangles are just clutter; they have special names and qualities depending on how they're drawn. In this lesson, we'll learn about medians, altitudes and angle bisectors.

Properties of Concurrent Lines in a Triangle

8. Properties of Concurrent Lines in a Triangle

Centroids, orthocenters, incenters, circumcenters, oh my! Don't worry though. In this lesson, we master the various terms for concurrent lines in triangles and match them to altitudes, angle bisectors, perpendicular bisectors and medians.

Properties of Right Triangles: Theorems & Proofs

9. Properties of Right Triangles: Theorems & Proofs

In this lesson, you will learn about the properties of and theorems associated with right triangles, which have a wide range of applications in math and science. Specifically, we will discuss and prove the Pythagorean theorem and the right triangle altitude theorem. Let's get started.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

10. The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

The Pythagorean theorem is one of the most famous geometric theorems. Written by the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, this theorem makes it possible to find a missing side length of a right triangle. Learn more about the famous theorem here and test your understanding with a quiz.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

11. The Pythagorean Theorem: Converse and Special Cases

The Pythagorean Theorem is a famous theorem for right triangles. Watch this video to learn how the Pythagorean Theorem relates to the law of cosines and how the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem can help you identify right triangles.

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