Geometry for P-8 Teachers
This test covers sections 11.2, 11.3, 11.4, & 11.5. It consists of 20 questions.
which involve finding missing measures of right triangles
How will you prepare for this test? Keep the following things in mind.
able to use area formulas to find the area of “normal” figures (such as a
square) and “combination” figures (such as a semi-circle attached to a
should be able to find the area of a figure that is placed on a geoboard.
should be able to make conversions among square units (area), cubic units
(volume), units of capacity, units of mass, and temperature.
should be able to recognize when to use the Pythagorean Theorem, 30-60-90
rules, and 45-45-90 rules. These
problems may be embedded in word problems.
should be able to state whether a triangle is a right triangle or not
based on the converse of the Pythagorean Theorem.
should be able to find the surface are and volume of “normal” solids and
“combination” solids. The formulas
will be provided but you must understand them so as to apply them.
problems are many times similar to those done in class or those assigned
for homework. In addition, by doing
the homework problems you are better prepared to handle new and unfamiliar
problems that may appear on the test.
Here is a list of the concepts we have covered in this
Area on a geoboard, converting
square units, area formulas (rectangle, parallelogram, triangle, trapezoid,
regular polygon, circle)
Pythagorean Theorem, Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem,
45-45-90 rules, 30-60-90 rules
Surface area (right prisms, cylinder, pyramid, cone, sphere)
Volume (prism, cylinder, pyramid, cone, sphere), converting
cubic units, converting units of capacity, converting units of mass, converting