Alternate Exterior Angles

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Alternate Exterior Angles

Definition of alternate exterior angles

Definition of a transversal

How to identify alternate exterior angles

The angle measure of alternate exterior angles

The difference between alternate exterior angles and alternate interior angles

For more information please see …. Alternate Exterior Angles

August 30, 2013 at 1:41 am Leave a comment

Isosceles Trapezoid

Todays featured video

Isosceles Trapezoid

Video of the Day

Properties of an isosceles trapezoid

The featured video today explains the properties of an isosceles trapezoid.

You will learn ……..

Definition of an isosceles trapezoid

The properties of the legs of an isosceles trapezoid

The properties of the angles of an isosceles triangle

For more information please see Trapezoids

August 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

Finding Area of Triangle on a Coordinate Plane

Featured Video of the Day

Finding the area of a Triangle on a coordinate plane.

Imagine you have to drive to watch your favorite sports team play. Based on many factors like traffic, time, or road conditions, there are many different paths you could follow to arrive at your destination. In the same fashion, there are several paths one can take to calculate the area of a triangle based on the information given. The video of the day describes one method.

In this video you will learn…….

A method that can be used to find the area of a triangle when altitude is not given.

A method to find the area of a triangle without a right angle.

How to use the three vertices to find the area of a triangle.

The formula for finding the area using the coordinate plane method.

Watch an example problem using the coordinate plane method.

 

For more information please see Area of a triangle

August 26, 2013 at 11:16 am Leave a comment

Complementary Angles

Featured video of the day

Complementary Angles

Hope this video helps out in Math class.

In this video you will learn.

Definition of Complementary Angles

How to determine if an angle is complementary or a supplementary angle.

A sample problem involving complementary angles

Definition of a supplementary angle

For more information please see Complementary Angles

August 25, 2013 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Area of a triangle

The goal of this post is to give you several methods for finding the area of a triangle and a video that goes with each method. The method used to find the area is based on the information you are given.

 

If you know the Base and Altitude use      half base times height

 Video half base times height

 If you don’t know the altitude    use  Heron’s formula

 Video Heron's formula

 If you know Two sides and included angle     use Side Angle Side ( SAS)

 Video Side angle side

 

If you know X and Y vertices of the corners  use Box Method

 Video Box Method

 

 If you know Triangle is equilateral   use    Equilateral Triangle Area

 

 Video Equilateral Area Method

 If you know Triangle is isosceles     use    ½ base times height

 Video Half base * height

 

For even more information on finding the area of a triangle please see.Finding the area of a triangle

August 20, 2013 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Finding the area of a triangle

 The goal of this post is to give you several methods for finding the area of a triangle and a video that goes with each method. The method used to find the area is based on the information you are given.

 

If you know the Base and Altitude use      half base times height

 Video half base times height

 If you don’t know the altitude    use  Heron’s formula

 Video Heron's formula

 If you know Two sides and included angle     use Side Angle Side ( SAS)

 Video Side angle side

 

If you know X and Y vertices of the corners  use Box Method

 Video Box Method

 

 If you know Triangle is equilateral   use    Equilateral Triangle Area

 

 Video Equilateral Area Method

 If you know Triangle is isosceles     use    ½ base times height

 Video Half base * height

 

For even more information on finding the area of a triangle please see.Finding the area of a triangle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

August 11, 2013 at 8:58 pm Leave a comment

Area of Plane Figures

Finding area of plane figures

 

 

Area is the space covered in a flat, 2-dimensional plane inside a bounded region.  Think of area in terms of painting a wall. The area of plane shapes is the amount of units squared that can fit inside the shape. It is measured in units squared.

 

 

When finding the area of plane figures you need specific measures.  One of the greatest lessons for students is deciding what information they have given and which formula they need to use to find the area of the plane figures. 

 Area can also be found on a coordinate plane using order pairs to find necessary dimensions.   

 You can access videos and informational pages for each of the plane shapes on our area of plane figures formula page. The following plane figures are covered.

Triangles

Circle

Trapezoid

Parallelogram

Rectangle

Square

Rhombus

 

Also, for most of the plane figures I have a calculator that calculates area, diagonal length, and volume for each of the plane figures. Here is a link to Math calculators

August 5, 2013 at 3:43 am Leave a comment

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