Ch 14: ELM Test - Geometry: Graphing Basics

About This Chapter

Use our lessons on graphing basics to prepare to answer geometry questions on the ELM exam. Incoming students to California State University schools take the ELM to show competency in math.

ELM Geometry: Graphing Basics

Get ready for the ELM math by watching these online video lessons, then test your knowledge using our interactive online quizzes. The video lessons in this chapter cover the following topics:

  • Identifying different parts of a graph
  • Identifying and plotting points on the number line
  • Identifying and plotting points in the coordinate plane

ELM Objectives

The ELM is a math proficiency exam required for all incoming students to schools in the California State University system. You can learn more about the topics on the ELM.

The Graphing Basics chapter is one of many chapters in this course that is focused on Geometry-based skills. Geometry comprises approximately 30% of the entire ELM exam. Other chapters in this courses address other geometry-focused topics, including the following:

  • Finding the perimeter, area and volume of various geometric figures
  • Using and applying the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Solving geometric problems the demonstrate an understanding of essential geometric figures
  • Determine angles in the plane (using properties of intersecting lines, parallel lines and perpendicular lines)
  • Graphing linear and quadratic functions
  • Transferring features of an equation to features of a corresponding graph

Mastering the concepts covered in this chapter will provide you with a solid foundation for the corresponding portion of the ELM.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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