Ch 19: PLACE Elementary Education: Geometry

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter are designed to boost your knowledge of geometry. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam can test that knowledge as you study for the PLACE Elementary Education assessment.

PLACE Elementary Education: Geometry - Chapter Summary

Use this chapter to review geometry concepts you haven't explored in months or years. You can get the refresher you need to confidently answer questions on the PLACE assessment. In no time, you'll be to:

  • Understand basic geometry terms, like points, lines and angles
  • Identify types of angles, and describe parallel, perpendicular and transverse lines
  • Describe the basic shapes of geometry, and find the area of triangles and rectangles
  • Define the Pythagorean theorem, and describe 3D shapes in geometry
  • Find the area and circumference of circles
  • Calculate the volume of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres
  • Discuss transformations and symmetry in math

The resources in this chapter help you simplify the process of studying for the exam. You can easily find the lessons you want to watch by using the right-hand sidebar. Once you've chosen lessons, you can watch videos and access transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words.

PLACE Elementary Education: Geometry Chapter Objectives

This PLACE Elementary Education: Geometry chapter covers topics found in the math subarea of the test. You will be asked to understand geometric concepts, properties, relations and more. The tests typically require you to answer 100 multiple-choice questions. Prepare for these questions by reviewing the lessons on geometry, then access questions similar in format and content by taking the self-assessment quizzes in this chapter.

14 Lessons in Chapter 19: PLACE Elementary Education: Geometry
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Points, Lines & Angles in Geometry

1. Points, Lines & Angles in Geometry

After watching this video lesson, you should understand the basic terms that form the foundation of geometry. Learn what a point is, what a line is, what an angle is, and learn about a special type of angle called a right angle.

Types of Angles: Vertical, Corresponding, Alternate Interior & Others

2. Types of Angles: Vertical, Corresponding, Alternate Interior & Others

In addition to basic right, acute, or obtuse angles, there are many other types of angles or angle relationships. In this lesson, we will learn to identify these angle relationships and discuss their measurements.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

3. Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

What are the different types of lines? Where are they visible in the real world and how can you recognize them? Find out here and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry

4. Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry

Watch this video lesson to learn about some basic shapes in geometry. These are the shapes that you will come across most often in math. Watch as triangles, rectangles, pentagons, and circles come by.

Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

5. 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.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

6. 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.

The Pythagorean Theorem: Practice and Application

7. 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.

Overview of Three-dimensional Shapes in Geometry

8. Overview of Three-dimensional Shapes in Geometry

We are surrounded by three-dimensional shapes. Watch this video lesson to see what some three-dimensional shapes look like, such as a cube, a sphere, a brick, and a cylinder.

Volume of Prisms and Pyramids

9. Volume of Prisms and Pyramids

In this lesson, we'll learn about prisms and pyramids. We'll look at the different types of prisms and pyramids, as well as practice calculating volume for each shape.

Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

10. Volume of Cylinders, Cones, and Spheres

In this lesson, we'll learn about the volume formulas for cylinders, cones and spheres. We'll also practice using the formula in a variety of real-world examples where knowing how to calculate volume is helpful.

How to Calculate the Volume of a Cube: Formula & Practice

11. How to Calculate the Volume of a Cube: Formula & Practice

In this lesson, you will explore the formula used to calculate the volume of a cube. You will also gain a conceptual understanding of volume and appropriate units to use. Then test your knowledge in a brief quiz.

Circles: Area and Circumference

12. Circles: Area and Circumference

Understanding how to calculate the area and circumference of circles plays a vital role in some of our everyday functions. They serve as the foundation for operating with three-dimensional figures. Learn more about the area and circumference of circles in this lesson.

Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

13. Transformations in Math: Definition & Graph

In geometry, transformation refers to the movement of objects in the coordinate plane. This lesson will define and give examples of each of the four common transformations and end with a quiz to make sure you are moving in the right direction.

What is Symmetry in Math? - Definition & Concept

14. What is Symmetry in Math? - Definition & Concept

Symmetry occurs in many areas of mathematics. This lesson explains symmetry in math and explores the three basic types of symmetry: rotational symmetry, reflection symmetry, and point symmetry.

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