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FSA - Grade 8 Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary
This study chapter on linear equations will help your student understand how equations work and outline the process of using them to solve problems. Our experienced instructors will lead the student through lessons that cover:
- Definition of linear equation
- Practice linear equations
- The distributive property
- Equations with infinite or no solutions
- Systems of equations
- Use of a system of equations
- Practice systems of equations
Your student can watch the engaging video lessons as often as necessary. A written transcript of the lesson to increase comprehension is included. There is an interactive timeline which enables the student to skip to any video topic they need to see again. The teachers are available to answer questions via a simple form under the teacher tab. Finally, our lesson quizzes and practice tests will help the student prepare for the real test.
FSA - Grade 8 Math: Linear Equations Objectives
The FSA - Grade 8 Math test is a computer-based assessment given to 8th-grade students in Florida to gauge their academic progress against the educational standards in mathematics adopted by the state. This chapter is relevant to the Expressions and Equations section of the test which makes up 30% of test questions. These tests have three types of questions: multiple choice, open answer, and technology-enhanced (the questions have interactive elements).
1. What is a Linear Equation?
Most cars won't be able to run for more than 250,000 miles, so how much longer will your car live? Linear Equations are the most basic kind of algebraic function and can help you answer questions exactly like this. Learn about what they look like, how they come up in your life and why they are powerful tools.
2. Solving Linear Equations: Practice Problems
With practice, linear equations can be straightforward to solve. In this lesson, we'll define linear equations and learn how to solve them. We'll look at multiple practice problems and walk through solving each one.
3. Applying the Distributive Property to Linear Equations
When it comes to linear equations, there are certain steps you have to take to solve them. One of them is the application of the distributive property when you see a pair of parentheses. Watch this video lesson to learn how.
4. Solving Equations with Infinite Solutions or No Solutions
In algebra, there are two scenarios that give us interesting results. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can distinguish problems that have no answers and problems that have an infinite number of answers.
5. Problem solving using Linear Equations
From sale prices to trip distances, many real life problems can be solved using linear equations. In this lesson, we'll practice translating word problems into linear equations, then solving the problems.
6. What is a System of Equations?
So what happens if we want to compare more than one equation? Welcome to a 'system' of equations! Learn what one is, how to solve them and when they come up in real life.
7. How Do I Use a System of Equations?
There are a few classic algebra word problems, such as the one about two trains traveling at different speeds. In this lesson, you'll learn how to take a word problem and convert it into the system of equations that will allow you to find the answer using either substitution or elimination.
8. Solving a System of Equations with Two Unknowns
When you have two variables and two equations, is solving the problem four times as hard? No! Not when you use the substitution or elimination method to solve systems of equations. We'll practice both in this lesson.
9. Solving Problems Involving Systems of Equations
Did you ever encounter a problem where you seem to have lots of information, but still have a couple of critical numbers missing? In this lesson, we'll practice solving word problems that require us to set up systems of equations.
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