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Ch 64: MTEL Math: Integration Techniques

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Use these lessons to sharpen your mastery of using integrals to solve problems. The material contained in the Integration Techniques chapter of our MTEL Mathematics test prep study guide can be a powerful tool as you prepare for the MTEL Mathematics exam.

MTEL Math: Integration Techniques - Chapter Summary

Informative and comprehensive despite their brevity, the video lessons in this chapter demonstrate how to use integration to find area, volume, calculate motion and more. To help you prepare for the MTEL Mathematics exam, the following information is contained in the lessons:

  • Relationship between dynamic motion and integration
  • How to use root finding and integration to find area
  • How to use integration to find area between functions
  • How to use single integrals to calculate volume
  • How to use integration to find volumes of revolution

Each of the lessons in this study guide is followed by a quiz that enables you to check your retention of the material. The quizzes contain links that can take you directly to related points in the lesson, so moving back and forth is fast and convenient. Use the chapter tests to chart your progress, and the dashboard to stay on track.

MTEL Math: Integration Techniques Chapter Objectives

Criterion-referenced and competency-based, the MTEL Mathematics exam is one of the requirements for teacher licensure and subject-area endorsement. There are six subareas that comprise the overall exam. The lessons in our Integration Techniques chapter are directly related to Subarea V: Trigonometry, Calculus, and Discrete Mathematics. Subarea V accounts for 16% of the test and contains about 21 questions.

The MTEL Mathematics test is composed of 100 multiple-choice items and two open-ended response assignments. You must complete both of the latter. The topics to which you will address your composition may be drawn from any of the subareas, and your written response should meet the length requirement of 150 to 300 words. The MTEL Mathematics exam is computer-based.

13 Lessons in Chapter 64: MTEL Math: Integration Techniques
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Calculating Integrals of Simple Shapes

1. Calculating Integrals of Simple Shapes

So you can write something called an integral with a weird squiggly line. Now what? In this lesson, calculate first integrals using your knowledge of nothing but geometry.

Anti-Derivatives: Calculating Indefinite Integrals of Polynomials

2. Anti-Derivatives: Calculating Indefinite Integrals of Polynomials

If you throw a ball in the air, the path that it takes is a polynomial. In this lesson, learn how to integrate these fantastic functions by putting together your knowledge of the fundamental theorem of calculus and your ability to differentiate polynomial functions.

How to Calculate Integrals of Trigonometric Functions

3. How to Calculate Integrals of Trigonometric Functions

Ever feel like you are going around in circles? Like, periodically you have your ups and downs? Well, sines and cosines go up and down regularly too. In this lesson, learn how to integrate these circular functions.

How to Calculate Integrals of Exponential Functions

4. How to Calculate Integrals of Exponential Functions

Exponential functions are so predictable. It doesn't matter how many times you differentiate e^x, it always stays the same. In this lesson, learn what this means for finding the integrals of such boring functions!

How to Solve Integrals Using Substitution

5. How to Solve Integrals Using Substitution

Some integrals are as easy as riding a bike. But more often, integrals can look like deformed bikes from Mars in the year 3000. In this lesson, you will learn how to transform these scary-looking integrals into simpler ones that really are as easy as riding a bike.

Substitution Techniques for Difficult Integrals

6. Substitution Techniques for Difficult Integrals

Up, down. East, West. Opposites are everywhere. In this lesson, learn how you can think of substitution for integration as the opposite of the chain rule of differentiation.

Using Integration By Parts

7. Using Integration By Parts

Your mother may have warned you not to bite off more than you can chew. The same thing is true with integration. In this lesson, learn how integration by parts can help you split a big interval into bite-sized pieces!

Partial Fractions: How to Factorize Fractions with Quadratic Denominators

8. Partial Fractions: How to Factorize Fractions with Quadratic Denominators

Adding fractions with different denominators is something you probably learned how to do in algebra. In this lesson, learn how to do the opposite: take a complicated fraction and turn it into two simpler ones.

How to Integrate Functions With Partial Fractions

9. How to Integrate Functions With Partial Fractions

In this lesson, learn how to integrate complicated fractions by using the partial fractions technique. That is, you will turn a complicated fraction into something a bit easier to integrate by finding partial fractions!

Understanding Trigonometric Substitution

10. Understanding Trigonometric Substitution

Sometimes a simple substitution can make life a lot easier. Imagine how nice it would be if you could replace your federal tax form with a 'Hello, my name is...' name badge! In this lesson, we review how you can use trigonometry to make substitutions to simplify integrals.

How to Use Trigonometric Substitution to Solve Integrals

11. How to Use Trigonometric Substitution to Solve Integrals

In this lesson, we use each of the common integration techniques to solve different integrals. It's not always obvious which technique will be the easiest, so being familiar with an arsenal of methods might save you a lot of work!

How to Solve Improper Integrals

12. How to Solve Improper Integrals

What does it mean when an integral has limits at infinity? These integrals are 'improper!' In this lesson, learn how to treat infinity as we study the so-called improper integrals.

The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

13. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

The fundamental theorem of calculus is one of the most important equations in math. In this lesson we start to explore what the ubiquitous FTOC means as we careen down the road at 30 mph.

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