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Ch 38: OAE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals

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As you study for the OAE Mathematics exam, use this chapter to review the equations used to find the properties of quadrilaterals. Watch short engaging videos to refresh your knowledge about parallelograms, trapezoids and complex quadrilaterals.

OAE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary

This chapter serves as a study guide for the equations and theorems used to find the properties of quadrilaterals. Starting with the lesson videos, watch our professional instructors as they work through example problems to show you how to find the properties of different categories of quadrilaterals. Completing this chapter before you take the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Mathematics should give you a mastery over:

  • Properties and proof theorems of parallelograms
  • Formulas used to measure the areas of rhombi, rectangles and squares
  • Finding the properties of trapezoids
  • Calculating the area of complex quadrilaterals

If you feel you would benefit from an alternative review of the material, try reading over the lesson transcripts. Use lesson quizzes to reinforce you understanding of the information presented. Then find areas of weakness and fortify them by returning to videos via video tags or asking our instructors any questions you may have.

OAE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals Chapter Objectives

The OAE Mathematics exam is administered to Ohio math teachers to measure their mastery over the field as part of the certification process. When you take this computer-based certification exam, you can expect to see 150 multiple-choice questions which you will be asked to complete in a four-hour and 15-minute testing session. Of the questions on the exam, 19% belong to the domain of Measurements and Geometry; this section may have some related to the properties of quadrilaterals. This chapter will help you by aiding in your review of the formulas used to find the areas and perimeters of quadrilaterals.

9 Lessons in Chapter 38: OAE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals
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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.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

2. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

3. Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

Did you know that there are three ways to find the area of a rhombus? Watch this video lesson to learn all three of them. See what information you need for each method as well as the steps required for each.

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.

Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

5. Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

Look around you, and you see rectangles all over the place. And if you see paint, carpet, or anything that covers a rectangular area, you can be sure that someone has measured the area of the rectangle. Watch this video lesson to learn more.

Squares: Definition and Properties

6. 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

7. 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.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

8. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Area of Complex Figures

9. Area of Complex Figures

Finding the area of shapes isn't always as simple as it is with squares and rectangles. In this lesson, you'll learn how to find the area of complex figures. This includes finding the area of unusual shapes and finding the area of parts of shapes.

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