Ch 38: PLACE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals

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We can help you brush up on your knowledge of quadrilaterals in preparation for the Program for Licensing Assessments for Colorado Educators exam. Easy-to-follow videos and lesson quizzes will give you the practice you need for passing the PLACE Math test.

PLACE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary

The short video lessons in this chapter are designed to refresh your memory of parallelograms, rhombuses, trapezoids and other geometric shapes and the methods for solving area. Expert instructors lead you through each chapter and explain the types of questions you'll see on the exam, which include:

  • Properties and proof theorems of parallelograms
  • Calculating the area of parallelograms and rhombuses
  • Properties, construction and area of rectangles
  • Defining a square
  • Properties and area of trapezoids
  • Finding the area of complex figures

Objectives of the PLACE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals Chapter

The PLACE Math exam assesses your knowledge of standard math concepts taught in the classroom in preparation for a teaching license. Understanding how to apply the properties and formulas of quadrilaterals is key to answering questions correctly on the exam, and that's where we can help you. The topics in this Quadrilaterals chapter are part of the Measurement and Geometry portion of the exam, which is about 19% of the whole PLACE Math test.

All questions are multiple-choice and ask you to select one correct answer. There are multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each of our lessons to give you plenty of practice with the actual types of problems you'll have on the exam.

9 Lessons in Chapter 38: PLACE Mathematics: Quadrilaterals
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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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