Ch 41: ORELA Math: Geometric Solids

About This Chapter

This chapter offers a series of quick, entertaining videos that cover the geometric solids and related information that you'll be tested on as you take the ORELA Math certification assessment. If you have any questions about the material, please let our instructors know you'd like some assistance.

ORELA Math: Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Watch these accessible, engaging video lessons to review topics related to geometric solids for your ORELA Math certification exam. Learn to measure cylinders, cones and other geometric shapes, and explore the definition of a polyhedron. Chapter topics include:

  • Planes and 3-dimensional figures
  • Methods for finding the volume and area of basic shapes
  • Properties of prisms and cylinders
  • The definitions of pyramids, cones and spheres

A thorough transcript highlighting key terms and ideas accompanies each lesson to let you get additional review. Each lesson offers a short quiz so you can assess how well you understand the concepts you've reviewed.

Objectives of the ORELA Math: Geometric Solids Chapter

Geometric solids are an important topic to review for the ORELA Math assessment. Approximately 19% of the exam is devoted to questions about geometry and measurement. Use the many resources in this chapter to gain the competency you're expected to demonstrate regarding geometric solids.

The remainder of the test is divided as follows: 19% to calculus and trig; 19% to statistics, probability and discrete math; 19% to math processes and number sense; and 24% to patterns, algebra and functions. The test is computer-administered, and you'll have four hours and fifteen minutes to answer all of the 150 multiple-choice questions.

7 Lessons in Chapter 41: ORELA Math: Geometric Solids
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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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