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Ch 37: SHSAT Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids

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Make studying for the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) simple by watching short video lessons on polyhedrons and geometric solids. Learn all the definitions and formulas that can help you find success on the test.

SHSAT Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

As you prepare for the SHSAT, it's good to gain as much insight as possible about topics that will be covered. This chapter offers an in-depth look at polyhedrons and geometric solids to ensure you're ready for the following on the exam:

  • Defining planes and the polyhedron
  • Understanding platonic solids and identifying different types
  • Exhibiting how to separate a prism into various parts to find the surface area
  • Examining the pyramid and showing how to find its surface area and volume
  • Comprehending the meaning of a cylinder and finding its area and volume
  • Showcasing knowledge of the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of cones
  • Finding the surface area and volume of spheres

Expert instructors prepare the lessons, bringing a wealth of knowledge to each topic they present. Watch and revisit the videos as often as necessary until you feel that you fully comprehend polyhedrons and geometric solids.

Objectives of the SHSAT Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids Chapter

The SHSAT is required for 8th and 9th graders who want to attend a New York City Specialized High School. The test is broken into two sections, verbal and math, and is taken on paper. The math portion is 75 minutes long and features 50 word problems and computation questions. Schools determine eligibility by ranking students by composite scores, highest to lowest, then selecting students until they reach their attendance cap. The highest composite score you can earn is 800.

Increase your chances of acquiring a high composite score by using the resources in the SHSAT Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids chapter. Strengthen your knowledge of the subject by watching the lessons and reviewing them with full transcripts located below the videos. You can take self-assessment quizzes to gauge how well you understand the lessons. If you answer a question incorrectly, simply click the link next to the answer to revisit the related topic in that lesson.

7 Lessons in Chapter 37: SHSAT Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
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Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

1. Planes and the Polyhedron: Definition and Example

Did you ever wonder what the pyramids in Egypt have to do with math? Watch this video to find out where in math a pyramid comes into play. Also, learn how flat, 2-dimensional shapes also come into play.

What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

2. What Are Platonic Solids? - Definition and Types

Watch this video lesson, and you will learn that there are only five platonic solids in the whole world. You will also learn what they look like and see real-life examples.

Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

3. Prisms: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson and you will see that there are different kinds of prisms. You will also learn how to separate a prism into its various parts so you can easily find the surface area. You will also learn the formula for the volume.

Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

4. Pyramids: Definition, Area & Volume

Do you think of the great pyramids of Egypt when you hear the word pyramids? Watch this video lesson to learn why they are called pyramids and also how to find their surface area and volume.

What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

5. What Are Cylinders? - Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn why soda cans are cylinders and the method by which you can discover how much soda can fit inside by finding the volume. You will also learn about finding a cylinder's surface area.

Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

6. Cones: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn where in the real world you will see cones. Also, you will learn the formulas for finding the surface area and volume of these cones.

Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

7. Spheres: Definition, Area & Volume

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can find the surface area and volume of spheres. Learn the formulas and measurements you need to solve problems and discover how to identify spheres in the real world.

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