Ch 16: Properties of Shapes

About This Chapter

Let instructors in this chapter show you how to calculate measurements for quadrilaterals, parallelograms, trapezoids, polygons, triangles and circles. You can use these skills to answer geometry questions included on the CAHSEE math section.

Properties of Shapes - Chapter Summary

Prepare for the CAHSEE math section by reviewing the types of lines and angles associated with rectangles, squares, rhombuses and more. Use the video lessons and quizzes to learn properties of the following shapes:

  • Quadrilaterals
  • Parallelograms
  • Trapezoids
  • Polygons
  • Triangles
  • Circles

Our short, entertaining video lessons can be used to review properties of shapes you've worked with before as well as those shapes you might not be familiar with. There are also corresponding transcripts if you'd rather access the material in a written format and self-assessment quizzes you can use to practice solving for the area or perimeter of an object. If you need to brush up on your math vocabulary, there are links to related text lessons that define key terms.

Properties of Shapes - Objectives

The math portion of the CAHSEE is one of two parts used to asses the skill levels of prospective high school graduates in California. Lessons in this chapter are designed to help you successfully answer the 17 multiple-choice questions on the test's Measurement and Geometry section.

This area of the exam requires you to be familiar with how dimensions such as base and height can be used to determine the area, volume or perimeter of a shape. You'll also need the ability to calculate a circle's circumference or area and apply your geometry skills to solve a word problem. These types of questions make up around 20% of the exam's 80 multiple-choice questions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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