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Ch 14: CAHSEE - Graphing on the Coordinate Plane: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Graphing on the Coordinate Plane chapter of this CAHSEE Math Help and Review course is the simplest way to master graphing. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of graphing on the coordinate plane.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering CAHSEE math material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to prepare for the CAHSEE math exam. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding how to graph linear equations, linear systems and polynomial equations
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about graphing on the coordinate plane
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra math learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Graphing on the Coordinate Plane chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Graphing on the Coordinate Plane chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any graphing question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a graphing unit of a standard high school math course. Topics covered include:

  • Finding the slope of a line
  • Finding the intercepts of a line
  • Graphing undefined and zero slopes
  • Identifying parallel, perpendicular and transverse lines
  • Using the distance and midpoint formulas
  • Representing quantitative relationships graphically
  • Graphing a system of linear equations
  • Writing quadratic equations in standard, intercept and vertex forms
  • Graphing cubics, quartics and quintics

10 Lessons in Chapter 14: CAHSEE - Graphing on the Coordinate Plane: Help and Review
How to Find and Apply The Slope of a Line

1. How to Find and Apply The Slope of a Line

In this lesson, we'll discover all about the slopes of lines. We'll learn about different types of slopes and how to find the slopes of lines. We'll use two methods: the slope formula and the slope-intercept form.

Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

2. Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

There are two special cases when it comes to slopes on the xy plane: horizontal and vertical lines. Without any more information, these examples can be pretty confusing. But with a little instruction, they end up being some of the easiest lines to graph!

How to Find and Apply the Intercepts of a Line

3. How to Find and Apply the Intercepts of a Line

How can you take an equation of a line and find out where it will cross the x- or y-axis? In this lesson, we'll define x-intercepts and y-intercepts and learn how to find them.

Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

4. Parallel, Perpendicular and Transverse Lines

What are the different types of lines? Where are they visible in the real world and how can you recognize them? Find out here and test your knowledge with a quiz.

How to Use The Distance Formula

5. How to Use The Distance Formula

You can't always rely on your smartphone to tell you how far you need to travel to get from point A to point B. The distance formula will tell you the distance between any two points on a graph. In this lesson, you'll learn where it comes from and how to use it!

How to Use The Midpoint Formula

6. How to Use The Midpoint Formula

The formula for the midpoint of a line segment will tell you how to find the middle of any line segment on the x, y plane. Learn about this formula and see how it is used to find the midpoint of a line segment.

What is a Parabola?

7. What is a Parabola?

A parabola is the U shape that we get when we graph a quadratic equation. We actually see parabolas all over the place in real life. In this lesson, learn where, and the correct vocab to use when talking about them.

Parabolas in Standard, Intercept, and Vertex Form

8. Parabolas in Standard, Intercept, and Vertex Form

By rearranging a quadratic equation, you can end up with an infinite number of ways to express the same thing. Learn about the three main forms of a quadratic and the pros and cons of each.

How to Graph Cubics, Quartics, Quintics and Beyond

9. How to Graph Cubics, Quartics, Quintics and Beyond

Finding the graph of a polynomial isn't too hard. If you can graph, you already know the major steps! With a couple rules and helpful memorizing tools, you will be graphing polynomials in no time!

The Cartesian Plane: Definition & Explanation

10. The Cartesian Plane: Definition & Explanation

The Cartesian plane is like a map grid. Just like the map helps you find the shoe store or post office, the Cartesian plane helps you locate a pair of values.

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