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Ch 18: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Linear Equations

About This Chapter

Use these lessons to prepare for the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam and improve your skills writing, graphing and using linear equations and systems of equations to solve math problems.

MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Linear Equations - Chapter Summary

The lesson videos of this chapter will help you prepare for questions with linear equations and systems of equations on the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam. In these lessons our expert instructors will help you review:

  • Components of linear equations and writing linear equations
  • Real life problems with linear equations
  • Solving linear equations with the distributive property
  • Working with linear equations with literal coefficients
  • Graphing slope-intercept form and standard form linear equations
  • Uses of systems of equations
  • Finding solutions for problems with systems of equations
  • Solving simultaneous linear equations

Take the lesson quizzes that accompany these videos to find out what topics you don't understand. Then use the video tags form your quiz results to return to and study the parts of the lessons that discussed the material you missed. After you've completed these lessons and improved your understanding of the topics you didn't master, take the practice chapter exam to see if you are ready to answer questions with linear equations on the MTEL Middle School Math/Science exam.

10 Lessons in Chapter 18: MTEL Middle School Math/Science: Linear Equations
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

How to Write a Linear Equation

2. 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.

Problem solving using Linear Equations

3. Problem solving using Linear Equations

From sale prices to trip distances, many real life problems can be solved using linear equations. In this lesson, we'll practice translating word problems into linear equations, then solving the problems.

Applying the Distributive Property to Linear Equations

4. Applying the Distributive Property to Linear Equations

When it comes to linear equations, there are certain steps you have to take to solve them. One of them is the application of the distributive property when you see a pair of parentheses. Watch this video lesson to learn how.

Solving Linear Equations with Literal Coefficients

5. Solving Linear Equations with Literal Coefficients

In this lesson, we'll literally learn about literal coefficients. We'll look at how to solve linear equations that contain literal coefficients and practice solving several problems.

Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

6. 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.

What is a System of Equations?

7. What is a System of Equations?

So what happens if we want to compare more than one equation? Welcome to a 'system' of equations! Learn what one is, how to solve them and when they come up in real life.

How Do I Use a System of Equations?

8. How Do I Use a System of Equations?

There are a few classic algebra word problems, such as the one about two trains traveling at different speeds. In this lesson, you'll learn how to take a word problem and convert it into the system of equations that will allow you to find the answer using either substitution or elimination.

Solving Problems Involving Systems of Equations

9. Solving Problems Involving Systems of Equations

Did you ever encounter a problem where you seem to have lots of information, but still have a couple of critical numbers missing? In this lesson, we'll practice solving word problems that require us to set up systems of equations.

Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations

10. Solving Simultaneous Linear Equations

In this video lesson, you will learn how to solve simultaneous linear equations or a system of linear equations. Learn the steps you need to take to solve any such system using the Gaussian elimination method.

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