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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:
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.
1. Properties of Shapes: Rectangles, Squares and Rhombuses
What's the difference between a square and a rectangle? What about a rhombus and a square? In this lesson, we'll look at the properties of these shapes.
2. Properties of Shapes: Quadrilaterals, Parallelograms, Trapezoids, Polygons
Four-sided objects are more than just squares and rectangles. In this lesson, we'll discuss quadrilaterals, parallelograms and trapezoids. We'll also discuss polygons, objects that can have more sides than you can count.
3. Properties of Shapes: Triangles
Isosceles, equilateral and obtuse, oh my! These are terms for triangles. But, what do they mean? In this lesson, we'll explore the properties of triangles and take a closer look at the different types of triangles you may encounter.
4. Properties of Shapes: Circles
Circles are fundamental to everything we do. But, did you know they're much more than just round shapes? In this lesson, we'll look at the various parts of circles and how they all relate.
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Other chapters within the CAHSEE Math Exam: Test Prep & Study Guide course
- Number Theory & Basic Arithmetic
- Problems with Decimals and Fractions
- Problems with Percents
- Problems with Radical Expressions & Equations
- Problems with Algebraic Expressions and Equations
- Algebraic Linear Equations & Inequalities
- Problems with Exponents
- Overview of Functions
- Rational Expressions & Practice
- Calculations with Ratios, Percent & Proportions
- Understanding Matrices & Absolute Value
- Quadratics & Polynomials
- Geometry: Graphing Basics
- Graphing on the Coordinate Plane
- Measurement in Math
- Triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem & Congruency
- Perimeter, Area & Volume in Geometry
- Statistics, Probability & Working with Data
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Basic Mathematical Logic
- CAHSEE Math Exam Flashcards