Ch 17: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Quadratic Functions

About This Chapter

Studying quadratic functions for the Michigan Merit Exam's math portion does not have to be boring. This chapter includes short and entertaining video lessons and quizzes that will help refresh your memory of the topics you will find on your exam.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Quadratic Functions - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this Quadratic Functions chapter will enable you to brush up on your knowledge of the steps required to solve binomials. The quizzes that follow each chapter will test how well you know how to complete squares. In all, the mixture of video lessons and quizzes will help you refresh your understanding of the following items prior to taking the Michigan Merit Math Exam:

  • Forms of parabolas
  • Binomials, area method, the FOIL method and FOIL in reverse
  • Squares
  • Ways of factoring quadratic equations
  • Quadratic equations and quadratic functions
  • Non-standard forms of quadratic equations

As you move through the chapters, you can use the timeline to go directly to specific parts of the videos. If you answer any of your quiz questions incorrectly, you can click the 'Watch Answer' button to go directly to the relevant parts of the lessons. Video transcripts are also available if you would like to review the lessons that way. Let our experts or instructors know if you have any questions.

Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Quadratic Equations Objectives

The Michigan Merit Exam tests your skills in 11th- and 12th-grade subject areas. This chapter of lessons and quizzes connects to the Algebra and Functions portion of the four-part Michigan Merit Math Exam. The section includes approximately 25 multiple-choice questions. You may also see questions about the rules for using exponential expressions and ways of solving inequalities.

7 Lessons in Chapter 17: Michigan Merit Exam - Math: Quadratic Functions
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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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