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Ch 41: PLACE Mathematics: Geometric Solids

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Get ready for your Program for Licensing Assessments of Colorado Educators (PLACE) Mathematics exam with our engaging video lessons and multiple-choice quizzes. We can give show you what you'll need to know about geometric solids.

PLACE Mathematics: Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Watch these brief video lessons taught by subject-matter instructors to refresh your knowledge of geometric solids. The lessons in this chapter are meant to give you a fast and easy way to brush up on and master the topics you'll see on the exam, such as:

  • Identifying planes and polyhedrons
  • Calculating volumes of basic shapes
  • Finding area of prisms and pyramids
  • Measuring volume of cylinders, cones and spheres

Our text lessons also highlight key terms and help you understand and differentiate between the necessary formulas needed to solve each type of problem on the exam.

Objectives of the PLACE Mathematics: Geometric Solids Chapter

Your ability to calculate volume and area may be tested on the PLACE Math exam. The topics in this chapter are included on the Measurement and Geometry section of the exam, which comprises about 19% of the total test. The questions are all multiple choice, and you can practice answering exam-type questions by taking our self-assessment quizzes at the end of each lesson in the chapter.

7 Lessons in Chapter 41: PLACE Mathematics: Geometric Solids
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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