# Ch 33: AEPA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations

### About This Chapter

## AEPA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

In your proficiency test for middle grades math licensure, you could be asked to demonstrate an understanding of linear equations. In this chapter, you can review the various important strategies for writing and graphing linear equations. When you've worked your way through all of these lessons, you should have a good grasp of the following topics:

- Standard form and intercepts
- Going from a graph to a rule with linear equations
- Undefined and zero slope
- Writing linear equations

Our entertaining video lessons include fun graphics and are presented by experienced instructors. If you complete the brief, multiple-choice quizzes that follow each lesson, you'll know when you're set to move to the next concept.

### AEPA Middle Grades Math: Linear Equations Chapter Objectives

Questions on algebraic concepts and functions make up about 33% of the exam, and this is the domain area where you can expect questions concerning solutions of linear equations and interpretations of the slope. The test includes 150 multiple-choice questions and you'll have four hours and 15 minutes to complete them. The multiple-choice questions in our quizzes and chapter test can be handy tools to practice for the real thing.

### 1. What is a Linear Equation?

A linear equation is a pattern of numbers with proportional increase or decrease that is used to represent a line graph. Learn how to plot a graph and build and solve a linear equation.

### 2. Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

To solve a linear equation, begin by determining whether it is written in the standard form or the slope-intercept form. Explore the differences between the slope-intercept form and the standard form of a linear equation, and learn how to graph the point of intercept for each.

### 3. Abstract Algebraic Examples and Going from a Graph to a Rule

Abstract algebraic concepts are often difficult to understand because they do not include many numbers but are mostly variables and letters. Learn more about abstract algebraic concepts, finding the equation on a graph, identifying graphs by appearance, and finding the greatest slope on a graph.

### 4. Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

When the variable determining the slope is mathematically impossible but can still be graphed, it is referred to as an undefined slope. Learn how to compute formulas to graphs that have either undefined slope or zero slopes, and discover what this means for the line.

### 5. How to Write a Linear Equation

Rather than drawing a graph from an equation, graphs can be used to determine equations using common algebraic techniques. Learn how to write a linear equation using two points and the slope formula as well as using background information on parallel and perpendicular lines.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the AEPA Middle Grades Mathematics (NT203): Practice & Study Guide course

- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Basic Arithmetic Operations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Solving Word Problems
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Numbers
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Estimating & Rounding
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Number Theory
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Roots & Radical Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Exponents & Exponential Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Scientific Notation
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Simplifying Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Integers
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Rational Numbers
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Fractions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Fractions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Introduction to Decimals
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Operations with Decimals
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Percents
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Money & Consumer Math
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Number Patterns & Sequences
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Functions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Graphing Functions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Negative Numbers
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Absolute Value
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Inequalities
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Factoring
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Monomials & Polynomials
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Writing Algebraic Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Algebraic Distribution
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: One-Step Equations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Two-Step Equations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Rational Expressions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: The Coordinate Graph
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Systems of Linear Equations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Rates, Ratios & Proportions
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Measurement
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Perimeter & Area
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Properties of Lines
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Triangles
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Triangle Theorems & Proofs
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Similar Polygons
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: The Pythagorean Theorem
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Quadrilaterals
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Circles
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Circular Arcs & Measurement
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Transformations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Data & Graphs
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Statistics
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Data Collection
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Samples & Populations
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Probability
- AEPA Middle Grades Math: Sets
- AEPA Middle Grades Mathematics Flashcards