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Ch 24: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Quadratic Equations

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Brush up on ways to solve quadratic equations in preparation for the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. Our study guide offers a variety of tools to assist you in reviewing this topic before you take the assessment test.

CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Quadratic Equations - Chapter Summary

Let us assist you in your review of quadratic formulas and explain ways of solving quadratic equations before you take the CUNY Assessment Test in Math. The videos and quizzes in this part of our study guide can prepare you for questions on topics that include:

  • Three forms of parabolas
  • How to use FOIL
  • FOIL in reverse
  • Ways to complete the square
  • Ways to use factoring to solve a quadratic equation
  • The quadratic formula and its uses
  • How to solve quadratics not written in the standard form

Our instructors know what is required for success on the CUNY Assessment Test in Math and have developed snappy lessons, filled with examples, to help you in your review. In addition to these short videos, this study guide includes self-assessment quizzes, text transcripts and worksheets that you can print out for offline reference. The Dashboard feature can help you keep track of your progress through the lessons and quizzes.

CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Quadratic Equations Chapter Objectives

Taking the untimed CUNY Assessment Test in Math is a requirement for all newly-admitted CUNY students. The test evaluates your proficiency in math to determine the level of courses in which you should be placed. The test has four sections, and questions on quadratic equations are in the section on algebra. They are deemed to be at the intermediate algebra level.

Like our lesson quizzes, the CUNY Assessment Test in Math is computer-delivered and all its questions are multiple-choice. The quizzes in this chapter give you some good experience answering questions in the format you'll encounter on test day and also help you learn where you need extra study.

7 Lessons in Chapter 24: CUNY Assessment Test in Math: Quadratic Equations
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Parabolas in Standard, Intercept, and Vertex Form

1. 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.

Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

2. Multiplying Binomials Using FOIL and the Area Method

From the distributive property, to FOIL, to the area model, to happy faces and claws, there are many different ways to learn how to multiply binomials. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use all of them and get to pick which one you like the most.

How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

3. How to Factor Quadratic Equations: FOIL in Reverse

So, you know how to multiply binomials with the FOIL method, but can you do it backwards? That's exactly what factoring is, and it can be pretty tricky. Check out this lesson to learn a method that will allow you to factor quadratic trinomials with a leading coefficient of 1.

How to Complete the Square

4. How to Complete the Square

Completing the square can help you learn where the maximum or minimum of a parabola is. If you're running a business and trying to make some money, it might be a good idea to know how to do this! Find out what I'm talking about here.

How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

5. How to Solve a Quadratic Equation by Factoring

If your favorite video game, 'Furious Fowls,' gave you the quadratic equation for each shot you made, would you be able to solve the equation to make sure every one hit its target? If not, you will after watching this video!

How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

6. How to Use the Quadratic Formula to Solve a Quadratic Equation

When solving a quadratic equation by factoring doesn't work, the quadratic formula is here to save the day. Learn what it is and how to use it in this lesson.

How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

7. How to Solve Quadratics That Are Not in Standard Form

It isn't always the case that your equation will be set up nicely for you to solve. In this lesson, learn how to factor or use the quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations, even when they are not in standard form.

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