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SHSAT Math: Quadrilaterals - Chapter Summary
Simplify the process of preparing for the SHSAT by using the resources in this chapter on quadrilaterals. After reviewing the video lessons, you will be prepared to address topics on the exam that include:
- Defining and identifying the properties of parallelograms
- Understanding the properties of a rhombus
- Getting the gist of kites in geometry and their properties
- Exhibiting knowledge of rectangles and how they relate to construction
- Analyzing the definition and properties of squares
- Understanding trapezoids and their properties
The instructors who present the lessons are subject-matter experts with a wealth of knowledge on quadrilaterals. Take advantage of the ability to learn from the best while absorbing the information from the comfort of your home or on the go via your mobile device.
Objectives of the SHSAT Math: Quadrilaterals Chapter
The SHSAT is a test required for 8th and 9th graders residing in New York City who want to attend a NYC specialized high school. The exam is composed of two sections: verbal and mathematics. The mathematics section explores algebra, arithmetic, probability, geometry, trigonometry (for 9th graders only), statistics and word problems. It is 75 minutes in length and features 50 multiple-choice questions. Upon completion of both the verbal and math sections, a composite score is calculated that schools use to determine eligibility for admission. The maximum score possible is 800.
To increase your chances of earning a higher score on the exam, take advantage of resources in this chapter. In addition to watching video lessons, access full transcripts located below the videos to review the lessons in their written form. A self-assessment quiz is available with each lesson that gives you practice with questions formatted similarly to those you'll see on the test. If any question is answered incorrectly, you can click a link that takes you go back to the related portion of the video lesson. When you're ready, you can take the quiz again.
1. 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.
2. What Is a Rhombus? - Definition and Properties
Watch this video lesson to learn why rhombuses are a special type of quadrilateral. Also, learn why a rhombus is also a parallelogram. Watch as we explore the sides and angles of a rhombus.
3. Kites in Geometry: Definition and Properties
A kite in geometry looks a lot like a kite in the sky! Watch this video lesson to see for yourself. Also, learn about the side and angle properties of kites that make them unique.
4. 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.
5. Squares: Definition and Properties
Squares can be found in many places in the real world. Watch this video lesson to see how useful they can be and also to learn how to find the perimeter and area of a square.
6. Trapezoids: Definition and Properties
Watch this video lesson to learn what a trapezoid has to do with a triangle. Also, learn the special words that describe the various parts of a trapezoid. You will also see special types of trapezoids.
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Other chapters within the SHSAT: Practice & Study Guide course
- Reading Comprehension Approaches
- Writing & Editing Written Work
- Practice Analyzing & Interpreting Texts
- SHSAT Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- SHSAT Math: Divisibility
- SHSAT Math: Number Properties
- SHSAT Math: Number Theory
- SHSAT Math: Factoring
- SHSAT Math: Estimation & Rounding
- SHSAT Math: Whole Numbers
- SHSAT Math: Simplifying Expressions
- SHSAT Math: Negative Numbers
- SHSAT Math: Absolute Value
- SHSAT Math: Integers
- SHSAT Math: Rational Numbers
- SHSAT Math: Inequalities
- SHSAT Math: Operations with Decimals
- SHSAT Math: Introduction to Fractions
- SHSAT Math: Operations with Fractions
- SHSAT Math: Percents
- SHSAT Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- SHSAT Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- SHSAT Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- SHSAT Math: Algebraic Distribution
- SHSAT Math: Simplifying & Solving Rational Expressions
- SHSAT Math: The Coordinate Graph
- SHSAT Math: Linear Equations
- SHSAT Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- SHSAT Math: Properties of Functions
- SHSAT Math: Graphing Functions
- SHSAT Math: Solving Word Problems
- SHSAT Math: Introduction to Geometric Figures
- SHSAT Math: Triangles
- SHSAT Math: Circles
- SHSAT Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- SHSAT Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- SHSAT Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- SHSAT Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- SHSAT Math: Similar Polygons
- SHSAT Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- SHSAT Math: Units of Measurement
- SHSAT Math: Perimeter & Area
- SHSAT Math: Data & Graphs
- SHSAT Math: Probability
- SHSAT Math: Statistics
- SHSAT Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- SHSAT Math: Consumer Math
- SHSAT Math: Number Sequences
- SHSAT Math: Sets & Subsets
- SHSAT Flashcards