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Ch 26: Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool: Polygons

About This Chapter

The Polygons chapter of this Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about polygons.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Polygons chapter of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the polygon topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the polygon topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Area of a trapezoid
  • Area of a parallelogram
  • Properties of rectangles
  • Parallelogram properties
  • Shared properties of similar shapes
  • Area, perimeter and volume of combined figures

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7 Lessons in Chapter 26: Saxon Math 8/7 Homeschool: Polygons
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are Polygons? - Definition and Examples

1. What Are Polygons? - Definition and Examples

Watch this video lesson to see how the shapes that you grew up with are all related. Learn why the shapes of bricks, stars, and street blocks are considered polygons while the sun, moon, and rolling hills are not.

Rectangles: Definition, Properties & Construction

2. 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.

Parallelograms: Definition, Properties, and Proof Theorems

3. 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

4. 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 Trapezoid

5. 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.

Combined Figures: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

6. Combined Figures: Perimeter, Area, and Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can break up the shapes in a combined figure to easily find the perimeter, area, and volume of the whole figure.

Properties of Congruent and Similar Shapes

7. Properties of Congruent and Similar Shapes

In this lesson, we'll look at triangles, rectangles and other shapes that share properties. This includes both congruent and similar shapes. We'll also practice identifying the missing properties of these shapes.

Chapter Practice Exam
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