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Ch 37: WEST Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area

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The WEST Middle Grades Mathematics certification exam has been replaced with the NES Middle Grades Mathematics test. As part of your preparation for the NES Middle Grades Mathematics exam, watch these lesson videos to review what you need to know about finding the perimeters and areas of polygons.

WEST Middle Grades Mathematics: Perimeter & Area - Chapter Summary

Improve your abilities finding the perimeters and areas of geometric forms by watching these lesson videos of professional instructors as they demonstrate the steps involved in these calculations. After this chapter you should be ready for related questions on the WEST Middle Grades Mathematics test on:

  • Finding the perimeter of triangles and rectangles
  • The counting method of finding area
  • Formulas used to find the areas of parallelograms, rhombi, rectangles, trapezoids and triangles

After the lesson videos, finish the lessons off by completing lessons worksheets and quizzes meant to fortify your abilities and find areas of weakness. Improve upon your weaknesses by returning to the lesson videos with video tags or reading over the lesson transcripts. If you have any questions about the subject matter of this chapter, be sure to ask our instructors so that you can be prepared on test day.

8 Lessons in Chapter 37: WEST Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
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What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

1. What is Perimeter? - Definition & Formula

In mathematics, the perimeter is the distance around a two-dimensional shape. The formula for finding the perimeter of certain shapes will be discussed in this lesson, and there will be some examples to help you understand how to calculate the perimeter.

Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

2. Perimeter of Triangles and Rectangles

Without realizing it, we calculate and use the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in regular everyday situations. Learn more about the perimeter of triangles and rectangles in this lesson, and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Area: Definition & Counting Method

3. Area: Definition & Counting Method

Watch this video lesson to learn what area is and how you can count to find the area of certain shapes. You will see how you can use blocks to help you visualize the problem and find your answer.

Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

4. Measuring the Area of a Parallelogram: Formula & Examples

Watch this video lesson to learn the simple formula to find the area of a parallelogram. Learn what measurements you need, how to label your parallelogram, and how to use the formula.

Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

5. Measuring the Area of a Rhombus: Formula & Examples

Did you know that there are three ways to find the area of a rhombus? Watch this video lesson to learn all three of them. See what information you need for each method as well as the steps required for each.

Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

6. Measuring the Area of a Rectangle: Formula & Examples

Look around you, and you see rectangles all over the place. And if you see paint, carpet, or anything that covers a rectangular area, you can be sure that someone has measured the area of the rectangle. Watch this video lesson to learn more.

Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

7. Measuring the Area of a Trapezoid

In this video lesson, you will watch and learn how you can find the area of trapezoid. Learn what measurements you need to have on hand as well as the formula that you need to use.

Area of Triangles and Rectangles

8. Area of Triangles and Rectangles

How do you find out the area of rectangles and triangles? Learn how in this lesson! We'll look at the formulas, then practice solving problems for each shape.

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