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- Review how to identify traits of functions, such as linear or nonlinear.
- Learn to graph standard form equations.
- Find out how to identify and apply the x- and y-intercepts of a line.
- Learn how to graph undefined slope and zero slope.
- Review how to find the equation of a line using point-slope formula.
- Find out how to use the distance formula to determine the distance between any two points on a graph.
- Learn the formula to find the midpoint of any line segment on an x, y plane.
- Explore parabolas found in real-life.
- Study the three main forms of a quadratic.
- Learn to graph cubics, quartics, quintics and other polynomials.
1. Graph Functions by Plotting Points
Let's say you have a function. What does it look like? How do you graph it? In this lesson, we'll learn how to graph functions by determining and plotting points.
2. Identify Where a Function is Linear, Increasing or Decreasing, Positive or Negative
Functions do all kinds of fun things. In this lesson, learn how to identify traits of functions such as linear or nonlinear, increasing or decreasing and positive or negative.
3. Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing
Do you know what to do if an equation doesn't look like y=mx+b?! If not, then this video is for you. Chances are the equation is in standard form, so we'll learn how to use standard form equations, how to graph them and why they can be helpful.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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!
7. Equation of a Line Using Point-Slope Formula
It's time for a road trip to Las Vegas, and after four hours of driving at 60 mph ... Are we there yet? Learn the point-slope form of the equation of a line to help answer this age-old question.
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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!
13. Compound Inequality: Definition & Concept
A compound inequality is simply the combination of two or more inequalities. In this lesson, you will learn about different ways two inequalities can be combined and how to find their solution using a number line.
14. Negative Slope Lines: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify and calculate a negative slope. We will work with negative slope lines using general mathematical graphics and symbols, and we'll look at negative slope lines put to use.
15. Y-Intercept: Definition & Overview
In this lesson, you will learn about the y-intercept, a particular point (or several points) on a graph where the line or curve touches or crosses the y-axis.
16. Zero Slope: Definition & Examples
If the slope of a line is zero, then y does not increase, no matter how much x increases. In this lesson you will learn about lines with zero slope and how that affects a line's equation and graph.
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