# Ch 8: Understanding & Measuring Shapes

This chapter on understanding and measuring shapes can boost your understanding of surface area, transverse lines, and inscribed angles. These lessons will assist you with getting prepared to take an exam or engage in a class discussion.

## Understanding & Measuring Shapes - Chapter Summary

By going through the lessons in this chapter on shapes, you can improve your knowledge of how to locate complementary angles, interpret circle graphs, and classify triangles. The steps for calculating the volume of prisms and pyramids is also covered in these engaging lessons. After completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

• Explain how to count to find the area of a shape
• Calculate the circumference of circles
• Provide examples of central and inscribed angles
• Define perimeter and surface area
• Calculate the volume of cylinders using real-world examples
• Solve angles in triangles
• Discuss symmetry in math and identify shapes that have a line of symmetry
• Define reflection, rotation, and translation

Our instructors are skilled at helping you absorb the concepts presented on this topic. A short quiz is available to test your knowledge after each lesson, and the quizzes can be printed for use as worksheets. Additionally, the quizzes link back to specific topics in the video, so if you get a question wrong you can quickly go back and review that particular topic.

15 Lessons in Chapter 8: Understanding & Measuring Shapes
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