Ch 30: HiSET Mathematics: Quadratic Equations

About This Chapter

This chapter will supply you with key information about quadratic equations needed to help you pass the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) mathematics exam. Lesson videos, transcripts and quizzes are all available to help you do your best on this exam.

HiSET Mathematics: Quadratic Equations - Chapter Summary

Use the self-paced chapter lessons that teach you how to work with quadratic equations with simple steps and procedures. Each lesson includes a fun, instructional video and concludes with a multiple-choice quiz that you can use to determine your understanding of the material. You can also use the quizzes to practice solving the types of questions you'll have on the exam, including:

  • Understanding parabolas and their standard, intercept and vertex forms
  • Using FOIL and the area method to multiply binomials
  • Factoring quadratic equations by using FOIL in reverse
  • Completing the square
  • Solving quadratic equations by factoring and using the quadratic formula
  • Solving quadratics that are not in standard form

Subject-matter experts lead you through each lesson and can answer any questions you may have. You may also use the video tags to jump to a specific topic for clarification of any points. A practice exam covers material from the entire chapter.

Objectives of the HiSET Mathematics: Quadratic Equations Chapter

The HiSET exam assesses your problem-solving skills to determine your readiness to attend college or embark upon a career. You will find quadratic equations in the Algebraic Concepts section of the exam, which is the largest of all sections. It constitutes 45% of the test. All of the questions are multiple-choice and require you to analyze data and select one correct answer. Calculators are permitted for the exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 30: HiSET Mathematics: 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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