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Ch 31: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Geometric Solids

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As you get ready to take the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 certification exam, make sure to review what you need to know about finding the properties of geometric solids. Watching these videos will help you do so by demonstrating how to find the properties of prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres.

TExES Physics/Math 7-12: Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

These lesson videos will help you prepare for questions on the TExES Physics/Mathematics 7-12 exam that may ask you to find the properties of geometric solids. In these lessons our expert instructors will prepare you for questions asking about:

  • Planes and polyhedrons
  • Platonic solids
  • The area and volume of prisms, cylinders, cones and spheres

In addition to these videos, this chapter includes lesson worksheets and quizzes that are useful for fortifying the material reviewed and finding topics you don't understand. Improve your understanding of these topics by returning to the spots in the lesson videos where they were discussed with video tags.

7 Lessons in Chapter 31: TExES Physics/Math 7-12: 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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