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Ch 41: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Geometric Solids

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Use our video lessons to re-familiarize yourself with geometric solids. Each lesson offers self-assessment quizzes to sharpen your geometry skills as you prepare to take the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 test.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Geometric Solids - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors refresh your memory of calculating problems with geometric solids as you study for the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12. Lessons in this chapter examine the following topics:

  • Defining planes and the polyhedron
  • Calculating the volume of basic shapes
  • Measuring the area and volume of prisms and pyramids
  • Identifying cylinders, cones and spheres and measuring their area and volume

These video lessons offer a number of features to simplify the studying process. Lessons are short, less than 10 minutes long a piece, and use engaging visuals. You can re-watch lessons to review points you may have missed or read lesson transcripts instead.

TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Geometric Solids Chapter Objectives

Experienced educators teaching math in Texas public schools can take the TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12 test to attain certification as a master teacher. The test is organized into broad content areas called domains. Geometric solids could be included within the Geometry and Measurement: Content, Instruction and Assessment domain, which accounts for 18% of the test. For additional test preparation, take our chapter exam to practice answering questions about geometric solids.

The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions and 1 constructed response case study assignment. You will have 5 hours to complete the test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 41: TExMaT Master Mathematics Teacher 8-12: Geometric Solids
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

2. How to Calculate the Volumes of Basic Shapes

Squares pegs = square holes. Triangular pegs = triangular holes. But where does a sphere go? In this lesson, review volumes of common shapes while contrasting a sphere and a cylinder - after all, they both go into the circular hole... right?

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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