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An introduction to numerical computation. Emphasis is placed on scientific and engineering notation, the rule of significant figures, and converting between SI and Imperial units.
Fractions, Percentage, Ratios and Proportion
Emphasis here is placed on understanding fractions, percent, and using ratios to compare quantities and set up proportions to solve problems.
Introduction to Algebra
Functions and Graphs
This unit focuses on analyzing and understand the characteristics of various shapes, both 2D and 3D.
- Identify, measure, and calculate different types of straight lines and angles
- Calculate the interior angles of polygons
- Solve problems involving a variety of different types of triangles
- Calculate the area of a variety of different types of quadrilaterals
- Solve problems involving circles
- Calculate the areas and volumes of different solids
Calculate the interior angles of polygons
A polygon is a plane figure formed by three or more line segments. The points where the sides meet are called vertices, and sum of the lengths of a polygon’s sides is its perimeter. If all of the sides and angles of a polygon are equal, it is called a regular polygon. In the diagram below, both shapes are hexagons, but the one on your left is a regular, while the one on the right is irregular. Equal sides or angles are illustrated with daggers |.
The simplest of all polygons is a triangle. It has three sides and the total sum of its interior angles is 180°. In this section, you’ll learn how to calculate the sum of the interior angles of any polygon. The formula that’s used to calculated the total sum is:
Sum of Angles
Where S represents the total sum and n represents the number of sides. Let’s take a look at four different examples in increasing difficulty.