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Ch 23: MTEL Math: Linear Equations

About This Chapter

This chapter, Linear Equations, is part of our MTEL Mathematics study guide and preparation course. Let our expert instructors show you everything you need to know about linear equations to be successful on your MTEL Mathematics examination.

MTEL Math: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

This chapter is broken down into multiple, short lessons where our expert instructors show you the basic concepts behind linear equations before describing useful techniques for solving them. In this chapter, our video lessons will show you:

  • Linear equation definitions
  • Intercepts, standard form and graphing linear equations
  • Abstract algebra and steps for going from a graph to a rule
  • Ways to graph undefined slope, zero slope and equations
  • How to write linear equations

Thanks to our short video lessons, led by mathematics experts, you'll have a deeper understanding of the linear equation concepts you need to be successful on the MTEL Mathematics exam. We'll also show you effective techniques for solving linear equation problems so that you can go into your test with confidence.

MTEL Math: Linear Equations Chapter Objectives

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Mathematics test is designed to test a future educator's readiness to teach mathematics or related courses to high school students in Massachusetts. This chapter, Linear Equations, is most applicable to the Patterns, Relations, and Algebra subarea of the exam and will be especially useful for questions dealing with graphs of linear equations and solving systems of linear equations.

The Patterns, Relations and Algebra subarea accounts for 23% of the exam's score weight and is one of the six testing areas found on the MTEL Mathematics test. The test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-response assignments and takes roughly 4 hours to complete.

5 Lessons in Chapter 23: MTEL Math: Linear Equations
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What is a Linear Equation?

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.

Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

2. 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.

Abstract Algebraic Examples and Going from a Graph to a Rule

3. Abstract Algebraic Examples and Going from a Graph to a Rule

Just because you now know what a linear equation is doesn't mean that you are a master! This video will help you learn how to apply your knowledge of linear equations in more abstract algebraic ways.

Graphing Undefined Slope, Zero Slope and More

4. 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!

How to Write a Linear Equation

5. How to Write a Linear Equation

Simply knowing how to take a linear equation and graph it is only half of the battle. You should also be able to come up with the equation if you're given the right information.

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