Ch 29: Praxis Middle School Math: Area, Perimeter & Volume

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to refresh your understanding of area, perimeter, and volume to prepare for solving related problems on the Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam.

Praxis Middle School Math: Area, Perimeter, & Volume - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you review the process of solving area, perimeter, and volume questions that may appear on the geometry portion of the Praxis Middle School Mathematics exam. Once you've completed these lessons, you will be familiar with the following:

  • Polygons and solving for their perimeters
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Formulas for determining area
  • Finding the area of complex shapes, triangles, and rectangles
  • Solving for the volume of a cube
  • Finding surface area of 3-D shapes including cubes, rectangular prisms, cylinders, and pyramids
  • Determining the volume of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres

If you feel more confident in your ability to study information by reading it instead of viewing it, you may consult the full transcriptions that accompany each brief video lesson. If you need extra assistance with grasping any of the content provided, you may reach out to our expert mathematicians and they will explain anything in further detail.

13 Lessons in Chapter 29: Praxis Middle School Math: Area, Perimeter & Volume
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What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles

1. What is a Polygon? - Definition, Shapes & Angles

Polygons are everywhere! In this lesson, you will learn what they are and what they look like. You will also learn about a special class of polygons and how to find its angles.

Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

2. Finding the Perimeter of Polygons

In this video lesson, you will learn the process you need to take to find the perimeter of polygons. You will also learn that there is a shortcut if your polygon is a regular polygon.

Overview of the Basic Shapes in Geometry

3. 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.

What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula

4. What is Area in Math? - Definition & Formula

Area is the size of a two-dimensional surface. This lesson will define area, give some of the most common formulas, and give examples of those formulas. A quiz at the end of the lesson will allow you to work out some area problems on your own.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

5. 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.

Area of Complex Figures

6. 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.

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

7. 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.

Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

8. Nets of 3-Dimensional Figures

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to deconstruct a 3-dimensional figure into its 2-dimensional net. Learn what kind of shape you will get after opening and flattening your 3-dimensional figure.

How to Find Surface Area of a Cube and a Rectangular Prism

9. How to Find Surface Area of a Cube and a Rectangular Prism

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to use the formula for the surface area of a rectangular prism. You will know what measurements you need to use it and how you can apply it to a cube as well.

How to Find Surface Area of a Cylinder

10. How to Find Surface Area of a Cylinder

Watch this video lesson to learn the formula you can use to find the surface area of a cylinder. Learn the measurements that you'll need as well as how to use them.

How to Find Surface Area of a Pyramid

11. How to Find Surface Area of a Pyramid

In this video lesson, we will learn how to take any pyramid, whether it's a pyramid in Egypt or a little toy pyramid, and calculate how much paint we will need to paint it. Learn the formula and what is behind it.

Volume of Prisms and Pyramids

12. 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

13. 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.

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