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Ch 47: MTEL Math: Polar Coordinates & Parameterization

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Feel confident in your ability to pass the MTEL Mathematics assessment by boosting your knowledge of polar coordinates and parameterization. Engaging lessons explore this exam topic by focusing on parametric equations, conic sections and more.

MTEL Math: Polar Coordinates & Parameterization - Chapter Summary

You can use this chapter to make sure you're prepared to address polar coordinates and parameterization questions on the MTEL Math assessment. Watch the video lessons to ensure you're able to:

  • Explain the process of graphing a function in a polar coordinate
  • Describe polar form complex numbers
  • Evaluate a parametric equation
  • Detail how to switch between rectangular and parametric forms
  • Analyze and discuss a graph of a parametric equation
  • Examine parametric equations
  • Provide details about conic sections

Lesson instructors present the materials in a fun and engaging manner that keeps you interested and makes studying easier. You can review the lessons as videos, or access full transcripts you can print to create or add to an existing MTEL Math study guide.

MTEL Math: Polar Coordinates & Parameterization Chapter Objectives

The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) Mathematics assessment gauges the knowledge and skills of educators looking to teach the subject in classrooms throughout the state. It is a subject-matter test that is broken into six subareas and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and two open-response assignments. You take the test on a computer and should prepare to spend four hours on questions, as well as 15 minutes filling out a nondisclosure agreement and taking a computer-based test (CBT) tutorial. Earning a passing score of 240 or higher helps secure your educator licensure.

Topics in this chapter on polar coordinates and parameterization prepare you for questions in the geometry and measurement subarea of the test. This subarea constitutes about 19% of the total test and consists of all multiple-choice questions. Study for this section by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. You can test your comprehension by taking short quizzes and a chapter exam. Any questions you have about lesson topics can be submitted to our experts.

7 Lessons in Chapter 47: MTEL Math: Polar Coordinates & Parameterization
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Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

1. Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert any Cartesian coordinate point into a polar coordinate point. You will also learn how to plot these points.

Complex Numbers in Polar Form: Process & Examples

2. Complex Numbers in Polar Form: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to convert complex numbers from rectangular form to polar form easily by following the formulas you will see here. You will also learn how to find the power of a complex number.

Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

3. Evaluating Parametric Equations: Process & Examples

After watching this video lesson, you will be able to evaluate a parametric equation for any given parameter. Learn the steps involved and what the complete answer looks like.

Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

4. Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms

There are all kinds of ways of writing equations. Learn about parametric equations in this video lesson. Learn how you can convert between parametric equations and their equivalent rectangular equations.

Graphs of Parametric Equations

5. Graphs of Parametric Equations

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can go about graphing parametric equations. Learn the simplest way to graph parametric equations by eliminating the parameter.

Parametric Equations in Applied Contexts

6. Parametric Equations in Applied Contexts

Watch this video lesson to learn how you can use parametric equations to help you solve real world problems such as the path of a moving object. Learn how to form parametric equations to model the real world.

Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

7. Conic Sections in Polar & Parametric Forms

After watching this video lesson, you will learn to distinguish between the standard form equations for conic sections, the parametric form equations and the polar form equations.

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